Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change welcomes National Poverty Reduction Strategy

Toronto / August 23, 2018 - Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) applauds the National Poverty Reduction Strategy (NPRS) launched on August 21, 2018 for its recognition of the unique and disproportionate impact of poverty on Indigenous peoples, and peoples of colour. We commend the government on taking the bold and historic step … Continue reading Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change welcomes National Poverty Reduction Strategy

Refugee advocates urge Ontario to stay at the table

Toronto/July 6, 2018/ - Ontario civil society groups and refugee advocates urge the Government of Ontario to stay engaged in intergovernmental collaboration to resettle the large numbers of refugee claimants arriving irregularly in Canada from the United States. The Ontario government has said it will step back from cooperating with the federal government on resettling … Continue reading Refugee advocates urge Ontario to stay at the table

Community groups call on new provincial government to tackle racial inequities in Ontario

June 8, 2018/Toronto - Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) calls on the new Provincial Government to make racial justice and racial equity a focal point of its mandate. COP-COC, a provincial network of individuals and organizations working to build community-based capacity to address racialized poverty and racial inequality, invites the new Ontario … Continue reading Community groups call on new provincial government to tackle racial inequities in Ontario

Toronto Star releases Op-Ed on Colour of Poverty Provincial Report Card

Toronto Star Columnist Shree Paradkar released an opinion editorial covering the Colour of Poverty provincial racial justice report card, which gave the NDP an A grade, the Liberals a B and the Progressive Conservatives a C. The A, B, C, grades are issued relative to other parties' positions on racial justice and racial equity issues and … Continue reading Toronto Star releases Op-Ed on Colour of Poverty Provincial Report Card

Racial Justice Report Card shows where Political Parties stand on Racial Equity and Racial Justice

May 30, 2018/Toronto - Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) is releasing its 2018 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario, showing where the three main Ontario political parties stand on issues affecting racialized communities. As a group, racialized communities experience higher rates of poverty, homelessness, school push out, and health inequities, while having … Continue reading Racial Justice Report Card shows where Political Parties stand on Racial Equity and Racial Justice