Saturday, February 24, 2007

Report on the State of Racism in Canada

The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), together with the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSALC) and the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) has submitted a joint report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The joint report is a community response to the seventeenth and eighteenth reports of Canada on the Status of Compliance by the Canadian Government, with respect to the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). Click here for a copy of the joint OCASI, MTCSALC and SALCO report. [Adobe Acrobat pdf - 349 Kb, 53 pages]

The joint report is one of several non-governmental organization (NGO) reports submitted to the Committee. Reports were also submitted by African Canadian Legal Clinic, Amnesty International, Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action, Global Afrikan Congress, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, Lubicon Lake Indian Nation, Ligue des droits et libertés du Québec, National Anti-Racism Council of Canada, Center for Research Action on Race Relations (CRARR) and Canadian Council of Muslim Women.

Click here for all NGO reports submitted to the Committee.