Quantifying Race Relations in Canada, 2018 - 2020
From 2018 - 2020, our members are conducting a quantitative research project that tracks incidences of racisms and racialization in Canada. The project measures criminal cases, claims brought to Human Rights Tribunals and accusations of racisms and racialization. The experiences of racisms is not the same for everyone, as such, this study utilizes the anti-racism term “racisms” to express differences of experiences among racialized or Indigenized people. While many other reputable organizations have measured hate crimes in Canada, this project expands its analysis by including non-criminal incidences of racisms and racialization, wherein an individual or group of people raises concerns about racisms against another individual, group or institution. It is well known that not all incidences of racisms are reported to the police or are brought to a Human Rights tribunal. As such, this study reports on accusations of racisms by individuals and groups (by tracking organized events, protests, vigils, statements and letters that deal with issues of racisms).
We are currently working on displaying our data through a dashboard.