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Are you an ALLY? Being an ALLY to Racialized People CC+DV

We are complex, and the fastest growing population sector in Ottawa. By 2031 more than 1 in 3 residents will be racialized, as racial diversity continues to increase in Ottawa. Two thirds of us are Canadian born and our families have been part of building Ottawa for generations. We are grouped together for being non-white, but in reality, we are a rich mix of ethnic origins and cultures from as many as 100 different nationalities. 

Dates to Remember

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

June 27: Canadian Multiculturalism Day


History of Racism in Canada


Diversity Snapshot visible minorities