Getting race-base data from Canadian media organizations has been no easy feat, writes John Miller, who has shone a spotlight on newsroom diversity for decades.View More White newsrooms: history repeats itself
There is a lot of talk about diversity in the media, but half of Canadian newsrooms are staffed entirely by white individuals, says a new damning study by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).View More ‘Historic’ report slams Canadian newsrooms for overwhelming whiteness
The new Parliament that resumes Monday will be more diverse, but some analysts recommend that political parties begin candidate recruitment well before election calls in addition to collecting race-based data.View More New Parliament has some fresh, diverse faces, but is it enough?
Findings from a recent study indicate that despite being taught multicultural values and inclusion at school, racial and ethnic bullying in Canadian schools prevails. Experts say it has to do with the lack of education on Canada’s history with racism and white supremacy. NCM’s Baisakhi Roy reports.View More Racial bullying in schools result of ‘whitewashed history’
Canada has come a long way in 50 years of official multiculturalism. Around the world, it is considered a beacon of diversity. But was that always so? Is it even so now? As we begin delving into the Metropolis conference on multiculturalism, the NCM’s News Desk looks at the battles immigrants have had to fight to overcome discrimination and forge their place in Canadian society.View More MULTICULTURALISM @50: Everybody benefits from overcoming discrimination
After a year of increasing racist attacks, the question critics are asking is, “Has the progress of diversity and multiculturalism in Canada been at the expense of immigrants and people of colour?” NCM’s Fernando Arce reports on Wednesday’s welcoming plenary at Metropolis Canada’s @50: Diversity, Inclusion and Eliminating Racism conference.View More 50 years of multiculturalism: Has the dial moved forward?
On this first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30), we carry a book excerpt that speaks to the experience of ‘othering’ and how the writer is learning to cope in a milieu that feels alien and home at the same time.View More Tongues: On Longing and Belonging Through Language — An Excerpt
“It is virtually impossible for any political party to have a minority government, let alone a majority government if it cannot win in the immigrant and visible minority rich ridings of Canada.” NCM reporter Naser Miftari speaks to three politicians on the politics of diversity in Canada.View More The Politics of Diversity: Why Representation Matters
The lack of representation in news media is an ongoing issue for Canadians. NCM reporter Leo Bui looks into how the need for diversity and inclusion is being pushed forward by demands by students in journalism schools.View More Fighting for Diversity From Classrooms to Newsrooms
Rays of hope come from Hamilton, Ontario, as the first Hamilton Black Film Festival (HBFF) premieres virtually from May 28 to 30. As curtains rise in Westdale Cinema, it marks a new beginning for Canadian BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists.View More Curtains Set to Rise On the First Hamilton Black Film Festival