Discrimination Experienced by Immigrants, Visible Minorities, and Indigenous Peoples in Niagara; An Empirical Study by the Niagara Local Immigration Partnership

The Niagara Local Immigration Partnership (Niagara LIP) with funder, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), contracted with researchers at Western University, the Network for Economic and Social Trends and the Southwestern Ontario Local Immigration Partnerships Discrimination Survey Working Group, for a survey to examine the extent and context of discrimination experienced by immigrants, visible minorities, and Indigenous Peoples in Niagara, in comparison to people who are not members of these groups. This research is the first localized data of its kind. Our ultimate goal in sharing insights into the discrimination experiences in Niagara is to support the development of evidence-based anti-discrimination initiatives at the local level. Through knowing who is experiencing discrimination, in what contexts, basis and form it occurs and what its potential consequences are, a better job of counteracting discrimination can be done.

For the full report on Experiences of Discrimination in Niagara click here.

For an abbreviated report on Experiences of Discrimination in Niagara click here.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Niagara 

The Regional Municipality of Niagara and the 12 Local Area Municipalities (LAMs) affirmed their support for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) when they signed a joint declaration to join the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities (CIM) on September 18, 2020.

There are three objectives of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities:

  1. Improve municipal practices to promote social inclusion
  2. Establish policies to eradicate racism and discrimination
  3. Promote human rights and diversity

For more information on Niagara’s plan to improve diversity, equity and inclusion see Niagara Region Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee.