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You Can Now Report Racism in Thunder Bay 

The City of Thunder Bay's Anti-Racism & Respect Advisory Committee, in partnership with Diversity Thunder Bay and Lakehead Social Planning have launched an incident reporting tool. You can report racism:

  • In-person: 125 Syndicate Avenue South Unit 38, Victoriaville Centre, Thunder Bay ON. P7E 6H8
  • Online: www.lspc.ca/incidentreport 
  • Phone: Call 2-1-1

Listening starts here.

#NotInMyTbay 



The Anti-Racism & Respect Advisory Committee was established to develop a plan of action to combat racism in the community of Thunder Bay. The Committee will be available to Administration and City Council to provide advice on current policies and practices, diversity and racism, and such new initiatives that might from time to time be developed.

Overview

Meeting Minutes

the unity project

In August, 2015, an application was submitted by the Anti-Racism & Respect Advisory Committee (ARRAC) to Leadership Thunder Bay, proposing a Community Action Project (CAP) that would consist of a town hall discussion engaging youth aged 12 to 18 in a grass roots dialogue on racism in Thunder Bay.

In September, 2015, ARRAC was advised that Leadership Thunder Bay had selected their application as one of five Community Action Projects.  Over the next seven months, the Leadership Thunder Bay CAP Team planned the event in partnership with ARRAC.

On April 4, 2016, The Unity Project was held at Lakehead University.  It was a one-day event designed to develop a plan of action to address racism in Thunder Bay.  The keynote speaker was Becky Sasakamoose-Kuffner, Cultural Diversity & Race Relations Coordinator for the City of Saskatoon.  Approximately 85 students attended the event from the following school boards/organizations:

Dennis Franklin Cromarty, Catholic School Board, Lakehead Public School Board, Matawa Education Department, and the Regional Multicultural Youth Council.

The Final Report, including an overview of the event, recommendations and conclusion, can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

 

The Anti-Racism & Respect Advisory Committee has partnered with the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council to raise awareness in the community that respect. is a human right. These two organizations came together to launch respect. – a grassroots campaign aimed at challenging racism and discrimination issues head on. Learn about respect. and what is happening in our community. more

One City, Many Voices

The Anti-Racism & Respect Advisory Committee produces a monthly column in the Chronicle Journal to encourage dialogue among residents of the City and surrounding area in order to address some common assumptions or misconceptions. The Committee hopes to promote a greater understanding of race relations in Northwestern Ontario.

Sept. 25, 2017 For the good people of Thunder Bay
Aug. 28, 2017 Languages to unite, not divide  Adobe PDF, 1 page, 197 KB
July 31, 2017 Cultural diversity, respect can add much to our lives  Adobe PDF, 1 page, 177 KB
June 26, 2017 Acting on discomfort  Adobe PDF, 1 page, 193 KB
May 29, 2017 A united front
April 24, 2017 'Leaders without titles' needed to champion respect
March 27, 2017 Reflections on conversations across the racial divide  Adobe PDF, 1 page, 156 KB
Feb. 27, 2017 "Warrior" for indigenous people to speak at 11th Diversity TB breakfast  
Dec. 26, 2016 As we move into 2017, consider being an ally
Nov. 21, 2016 Be outraged by racism, not terms  Adobe PDF, 1 page, 106 KB
Oct. 31, 2016 Defeating the trolls
Sept. 30, 2016 Reflection for the school year 
Aug. 29, 2016 How youth can end racism
June 27, 2016 No pork for me, thanks
May 30, 2016 Great leaders earn respect  Adobe PDF, 1 page, 185 KB
April 25, 2016 The Unity Project
Mar. 28, 2016 We are all immigrants Adobe PDF, 1 page, 190 KB
Feb. 29, 2016 Lewis to speak at breakfast
Jan. 25, 2016 Power and the responsibility of privilege  Adobe PDF, 1 page, 145 KB
Dec. 14, 2015 New name, same focus:  Anti-racism   Adobe PDF, 1 page, 219 KB
Nov. 23, 2015 Let's start those difficult conversations  Adobe PDF, 1 page, 153 KB
Oct. 1, 2015 Justice denied, again? Adobe PDF, 1 page, 138 KB
Sept. 4, 2015 We have to be in the welcome business Adobe PDF, 1 page, 120 KB
July 26, 2015 Find your biases Adobe PDF, 1 page, 141 KB
June 28, 2015 Reckless use of labels puts us on the wrong path  
April 27, 2015 Even when suppressing them, biases kick in  Adobe PDF, 1 page, 70 KB
Feb. 25, 2015 'One to watch'  Adobe PDF, 1 page, 512 KB
Jan. 28, 2015 Work together for unified city   Adobe PDF, 1 page, 473 KB
See Past Editions of One City, Many Voices