PCHC-MoM Society stands in solidarity with Indigenous, Black, and POC communities against racism and in creating equitable spaces for all.
Click here for PCHC-MoM President Wendy Yip’s statement in solidarity with VAFF’s Elimin8hate campaign.
Below you will find resources, articles, and statements from community members and partners addressing hate crimes, Black Lives Matter, Indigenous solidarity and allyship, and anti-Asian racism.
On March 21 2021 – International Day Against Racial Discrimination – PCHC-MoM Society and CCPA-BC co-hosted the launch of Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting. Click here to download this free resource and watch the book launch here.
API/Black Solidarity and Anti-Racism Resource List
Document serving as a resource for anti-racism and allyship/solidarity
Black Lives Matter Vancouver
Advocacy & legal aid, community resources, mental health, and FAQ
Black Youth Helpline
Promoting access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth
Burnaby Tourism Panel
Celebrating Asian Heritage Month Past/Present/Future: Overcoming Challenges Together
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office & PCHC-MoM Society
Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting – authors discuss this free anti-racism resource
Free PDF download
Hogan’s Alley Society
Ways you can participate in the movement of fighting anti-Black racism
How to respond to street harassment
Judge Maryka Omatsu
Responding to Hate – Guide (by Markya Omatsu et al)
Responding to Hate – list of organizations (by Markya Omatsu et al)
Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network
Indigenous Ally Toolkit
National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health
Impacts of Indigenous experiences of racism & policies, programs and strategies to address anti-Indigenous racism
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
The decolonization of art museums in Canada
VAFF Vancouver – Elimin8hate
For allies against racism:
Infographics on emerging trends and calls to actions
Create a PSA
For victims of racism:
Public Resources for victims of anti-Asian racism
File a Report
Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society
Counselling, housing, and legal services for the Aboriginal community
Angus Reid Institute
Blame, bullying and disrespect: Chinese Canadians reveal their experiences with racism during COVID-19 (June 22, 2020)
Maryka Omatsu and John Price – The Tyee
The Racism behind Japanese Canadian Internment Can’t Be Forgotten (June 8 2020)
John Price – The Tyee
Anti-Asian Racism Has Gone Global. So Has the Battle against White Supremacy (June 1 2020)
First Nations Know Pandemics. This Time, They Say, Will Be Different (June 1 2020)
White Supremacy in ‘British’ Columbia, and the China Syndrome (June 10 2020)
Pedro Arrais – Times Colonist
BC chooses Victoria-based group as hub in battle against racism (May 10 2020)
Statement by the Komagata Maru Heritage Foundation in support of Elimin8hate
Chinese Canadians on Anti-Black Racism: A Letter to Chinese Canadians on Anti-Black Racism Written from Unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Territories, known as Vancouver, BC (June 2020)
Statement on Anti-Black Racism by Institute for Canadian Citizenship
The ICC was founded on a simple principle: that no Canadian is any more Canadian than any other. We believe that whether you’ve been here for 5 weeks, 5 years, or your ancestors were here 5000 years ago, we are all equal. But we know that simply isn’t the lived reality for too many Canadians and that’s why we work every day to create a more inclusive Canada and world.
We join the voices risen around the world in anger, outrage, and sorrow. Systemic racism — anti-Black racism — is not a problem confined to the U.S., it is still very present in Canada, as well. Canada can never be truly inclusive while Black people continue to be harmed by systemic racism and oppression. We know these issues are immense, overwhelming, and even traumatic. But to our community, we say: resist the urge to disengage.
Instead, let’s look at how we can use this moment of global attention to bring about sustained change. At the ICC we talk a lot about active citizenship and how it looks different for everyone. No matter what lane you’re in — protesting, posting on social, or getting politically engaged — what matters is that we’re all moving in the same direction. Together, we can build inclusive communities and a country that lives up to its highest ideals of multiculturalism, diversity, and equality.