Canada’s Black Justice Strategy: Share Your Views

Via Department of Justice Canada

Black people and Black communities continue to live with the effects of prejudice, discrimination, and hatred—from unconscious bias to anti-Black racism, hate crimes and violence. These systemic inequalities have resulted in the overrepresentation of Black people in Canada’s criminal justice system, including as victims of crime. To address these systemic issues, the Government of Canada is working with Black communities to develop Canada’s Black Justice Strategy (the Strategy).

It is critical that Canada’s Black Justice Strategy be grounded in the experiences of Black people in Canada, reflecting the diverse history, backgrounds, experiences and regional realities of Black communities.

To do so, Justice Canada has established contracts with 12 Black-led community-based organizations to lead consultations and engagements with Black communities across Canada in August and September 2023. For people who are unable to participate in community consultations and engagements, Justice Canada has also launched an online survey available now until September 29,  2023.

Both processes will inform the Steering Group’s Final Strategy Report, which will present recommendations for concrete actions to address the overrepresentation of Black people in Canada’s criminal justice system, including as victims of crime, and to reform and modernize the criminal justice system.

There are two ways to share your views on this important work:

  • Participate in community engagements
  • Complete the online survey

 

Learn more abut how to participate by visiting the project page.

 

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