Canada Discrimination

Woman Says Gym Shamed Her Over The Size Of Her Chest

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Living

"I felt humiliated and discriminated against due to my figure."

The Olympics' Exploitation Of Indigenous People Has To Stop

Janice Forsyth | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Janice Forsyth

Organized sport played an important role in the residential school system, which means that sport is implicated in Canada's history of cultural genocide. How we move our bodies, the values we attach to those movements, and the resources we provide to support certain types of movements and not others are political decisions.

B.C. Dad Accuses Earls Of Discriminating Against Families

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The restaurant chain says the father was offered a booth seat.

I Love How Sports Transcend Barriers To Let Us Come Together

Jagneet Singh | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living
Jagneet Singh

Simply put, sports has a way of connecting people. When you throw on your team colours, you're no longer a Sikh, Jew, Christian, White, or Black. You're simply a fan. And the only thing that matters in that moment is realizing the dream of seeing your team lift up the trophy one day and host a parade on your home streets.

Canadians Haven't Always Been Welcoming To Immigrants

Jack Jedwab | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

Even those Canadians reporting the highest knowledge about immigration history believe we have always been welcoming. Yet the country's history offers more than enough examples of restrictive immigration practices to suggest that there is at least a bit of ignorance among those of us presuming the most knowledge.

Why 'Equal Pay Day' Isn't Close To Enough

Adrienne Martin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Adrienne Martin

Equal Pay Day is great in principle but in practice, it's both ineffective and powerless to enact the real change working women need. While I as a woman--not to mention, a woman of a visible minority who's inordinately affected by any such wage gap -- openly encourages discussions of inequality, discrimination and sexism, I'm reluctant to engage in a dialogue that sparks interest just once a year.

How This Sikh DJ And Activist Pays Self-Care Forward

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living

Drawing lines and sharing space are important parts of Anit Kanwar Singh's self-care practice.

A Director/Doula/Yoga Instructor Shares Her Self-Care Strategies

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living

Love and tenderness help her to fighting the good fight" against racism.

'The Violence Of Racism Is The Absence Of Choice.'

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Living

The co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto Chapter on how racism upends and unsettles.

'Black Future Month' Imagines A World 1,000 Years From Now

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living

These Toronto visual “artivists” and co-founders use art to care for themselves and the community.

Nailah Tyrell On Coping With Racism: 'My First Response Is Prayer'

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living

"I can't count the number of times I've been asked, 'Why can't you just have a normal name?'"

How Chiedza Pasipanodya Uses Art To Heal From Racism

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.20.2016 | Canada Living

Experiences of discrimination force her to put her guard up.

This Artist Says His Skin Is A Battleground Of Cultural Conflict

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.20.2016 | Canada Living

The rashes on his skin are emblems of the racism he's experienced.

El-Farouk Khaki On His Evolving Experience With Racism

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living

He often gets, "You don't look like a lawyer."

Storytelling Plays An Important Role In Self-Care

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.20.2016 | Canada Living

This well-known storyteller shares her insight on the power of allegory and self-reflection.

Raven Davis On Racism: 'I Use Art To ... Respond And Heal'

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.20.2016 | Canada Living

"I use art as a way to self-care and to respond and to heal."

When Equality Trumps Reason And Law

Adam Parachin | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Business
Adam Parachin

Last week the Ontario Court of Appeal in Spence v BMO Trust overturned a lower court's decision to set aside the will of the late Mr. Eric Spence on the ground that the will was discriminatory and thus against public policy. The most astounding aspect of the appeal judgment is that it was necessary in the first place.

6-Year-Old On Canada's No-Fly List Stopped At Airport. Again.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Politics

"He's just a child, he's done nothing wrong."

We Can't Keep Denying Systemic Racism In The Canadian Forces

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Jeff Rose-Martland

At what point does racism move from isolated incidents to a systemic problem in the Canadian Forces? Master Corporal Marc Frenette is quitting his decades-long service after years of racial harassment. Last May, Corporal Esther Wolki went public over the racial abuse she suffered and the damage it did to her mind. Not even the defence minister is immune from racist attacks. Then there's Private Wallace Fowler. For 16 years he has been trying to get the Forces to properly investigate the racism he says he endured.

Here's The Problem With Political Correctness

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Since the 1980s, it's been used to diminish and discredit efforts to reduce racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, ableism and other forms of discrimination. But despite people like Donald Trump declaring "I'm so tired of this politically correct crap," the efforts remain because the issues have not gone away.

Veganism: Ontario's Next Official Human Right

Camille Labchuk | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living
Camille Labchuk

Ontario's Human Rights Code protects people from discrimination based on characteristics like race, age, gender identity, and sex in situations like the provision of services, housing, and employment. People are also protected from discrimination based on their creed. The term "creed" isn't defined in the legislation, but until recently, it was thought to mean the same thing as religion. That is, until now.

Dear Syrian Refugees: Canada Is Not Immune To Racism

Niki Sharma | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Living
Niki Sharma

I am sorry to say that no one can promise that you will not face discrimination again as you re-establish yourself in this country. But I know that there will be many of us that will stand with you when it happens. You will be among those fighting to ensure our handling of this humanitarian crisis does not seed future shame and add to the list of times that fear and intolerance guided our actions.

Here's The 6 Year Old Air Canada Deems A Risk To National Security

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada

"He’s basically being carded for being Muslim.”

Holiday Cheer In The Face Of Homophobic Fear

Ron Levy | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Living
Ron Levy

Prior to the 1970s, house parties were an essential element of the homosexual social scene. Photographs of these private affairs are rare. The few that are available in archival collections memorialize a history of forced seclusion. One of the most tantalizing photographs I've come across in my research of Canadian LGBT history is of a trio of men attending a Christmas party in 1956. Standing in front of a decorated tree, a young man with a then-stylish pompadour delights in opening his gift while another man, who has his arm around him and another gentleman, looks on.

The Life Of A Transgender Woman In The Caribbean

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

Transphobia has ingrained itself subtly in the entire system across many Caribbean countries. Magistrates do not impose harsh enough penalties on people who commit hate crimes against trans people. We don't even have hate crime laws here on our books.