ONTARIO -- The Province of Ontario will be holding nine meetings in communities over the next few months to talk to locals about systematic racism and how to eliminate barriers within the community.
The meetings will be held by Michael Coteau, the minister who is responsible for anti-racism across the province.
"Through the July community meeting in Toronto, we heard loud and clear that systematic racism continues to create unfair outcomes for racialized communities across Ontario," said Michael Coteau.
These meetings will further the dialogue and single out priority areas so the province's directorate on anti-racism can take action.
Meetings will focus on anti-black racism, Islamophobia, anti-indigenous racism, and racism felt by other communities.
Meetings will be held on the following dates:
- Mon. Sept. 26, in Hamilton
- Tues. Sept. 27, in Mississauga
- Wed. Oct. 5, in Scarborough
- Fri, Oct. 7, in London
- Sat. Oct. 15, in Sudbury
- Sat. Nov. 26, in Thunder Bay
- Mon. Nov. 28, in Windsor
- Fri. Dec. 2, in Ottawa
For times and locations of each meeting go to www.ontario.ca/antiracism .
A complete report of meetings will be made available after all have been completed.