Canada Discrimination

Ageism: Tolerating Canada's Hidden Prejudice Is Getting Old

Thomas G. Wellner | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Thomas G. Wellner

Ageism is by far the most tolerated form of social prejudice in Canada, way ahead of racism and sexism. One in four of us actually admits to treating someone differently because of their age. And those are just the ones who are aware of their actions.

I Don't Hate The Man Who Called Me A Chink, I Pity Him

Madelyn Chung | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living
Madelyn Chung

He said it in passing, muttering it under his breath as if he was disgusted or annoyed. I was in the middle of texting a friend when it happened. Rage and shock filled inside of me. Who the hell was this racist man and how dare he use this slur towards me?

Mischaracterizing Faith As Hate Gets Us Nowhere

John Carpay | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia
John Carpay

In a free society, the government does not try to force the "traditionalists" or the "progressives" to abandon their beliefs and practices. A free society allows TWU to form and maintain its own religious community, with its own rules and practices, which no person is compelled to join

Building More Mosques Won't Solve Canada's Islamophobia Problem

Saqib Qureshi | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Saqib Qureshi

Tackling Islamophobia or Canadian Muslim unemployment is a problem not just for Canadian Muslims, but for all Canadians. That being said, if Canadian Muslims don't lead the effort to tackle these issues, including educating that same society and state, little will get accomplished.

I Want To Believe A Kinder, More Loving World Is Possible

Todd Hauptman | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Living
Todd Hauptman

An estimated 50 people are dead following the events in Orlando because of hatred. Fifty people are dead because of ignorance. I am about to turn 30 in a few weeks and I want to believe that this world can become a more loving, more kind and more embracing world.

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.