When It’s Measured, it Matters: Disaggregated Race Data in Canada | Policy Magazine


Published: 23Jun2020

June 17, 2020 | For years, advocates have been criticizing the Canadian government for neglecting to implement race-based data collection in policing, the justice system, health care, education, and employment. This kind of disaggregated data is essential for policy makers, as it exposes hidden data trends and establishes the scope of systemic inequality. In this Policy Magazine article, MPP candidate Janoah Willsie illustrates the pressing need for race-based data collection, especially when racial disparities in the health system are being heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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