The Anti-Racism & Equity 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.


Anti-Racism & Inclusion Accord

On June 19, 2018, representatives from 11 major organizations signed a Thunder Bay Anti-Racism & Inclusion Accord, and announced a Coalition that will commit to establish goals and report on successes by working together to address racism and discrimination in the community. Learn more about the Accord.

Respect - overcoming racism and discrimination

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.

Learn more about our respect. campaign.

Anti-Racism Support & Reporting

Resources have been developed to help if you have experienced or witnessed incidents of racism. Visit our Anti-Racism Support webpage to access resources or report an incident of racism.

One City, Many Voices

The Anti-Racism & Respect Advisory Committee and Diversity Thunder Bay produce 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.  Please note that the views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the authors.

One City, Many Voices - recent columns


  • Strong Connection in City's Black Population - Jan. 27, 2020


  • Social bridges built with food in Culture Kitchen - May 27, 2019
  • Progress for women good for all - April 22, 2019
  • Food sovereignty vital to create First Nations food security - March 25, 2019
  • Talaga brings message of hope to diversity celebration - February 25, 2019
  • Bengali language movement resonates in all tongues - February 18, 2019
  • Roundtable feedback helps federal anti-racism strategy - January 28, 2019


  • Business can lead the way to support diverse community - December 27, 2018
  • Tapestry women build connections, celebrate diversity - November 26, 2018
  • Local church embraces diversity in growing congregation - October 29, 2018
  • We should all feel at home - September 24, 2018
  • Better world emerges without domination by one culture - April 30, 2018
  • Reporting racism among small steps being taken - March 26, 2018
  • Homeless to Harvard - February 26, 2018


  • Everyone deserves respect - December 26, 2017
  • From different pasts to a common future - December 4, 2017
  • For the good people of Thunder Bay - September 25, 2017
  • Languages to unite, not divide - August 28, 2017
  • Cultural diversity, respect can add much to our lives - July 31, 2017
  • Acting on discomfort - June 26, 2017
  • A united front - May 29, 2017
  • 'Leaders without titles' needed to champion respect - April 24, 2017
  • Reflections on conversations across the racial divide - March 27, 2017
  • "Warrior" for indigenous people to speak at 11th Diversity TB breakfast - February 27, 2017

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