The Anti-Racism Act, 2017 strengthens the government’s commitment to identify and combatsystemic racism in policies, programs and services and build a fair society
where everyone is provided equal opportunity.
The legislation:Establishes the Anti-Racism Directorate in legislation to ensure its sustainability Requiresthe continuation and regular review of a multi-year anti-racism strategy,ensuring the sustainability and accountability of the government’s anti-racism
workMan dates a review of the anti-racism strategy at least every five years, in consultation with the public and community partnersEnables
the government to implement race data collection and an anti-racism impact
assessment tool, to help identify, remedy or prevent inequitable racial impacts
of policies and programs.
Ontario will continue working with Indigenous
and racialized communities, including those impacted by anti-Black racism,
Islamophobia, antisemitism and other forms of racism, to ensure their voices
are heard and reflected in government’s anti-racism efforts.
Fighting systemic racism and advancing racial equity is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.