Public Reminder: Anti-Racism Directorate to Hold First Public Meeting on Thursday
Ontario will host its first meeting to engage the public on issues related to systemic racism on Thursday, July 14. The meeting will focus on anti-Black racism, as well as Islamophobia, anti-Indigenous racism and racism experienced by other communities. It will be attended by Premier Kathleen Wynne, Ministers Michael Coteau, Mitzie Hunter and David Zimmer. Mayor of Toronto John Tory will also be in attendance.
The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park, 585 Dundas Street East, with a capacity of 300 people. A limited number of childcare spaces will be made available for participants. Those requiring childcare spaces are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability.
Ontario is also committed to holding additional community meetings that will focus on systemic racism, including anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Indigenous racism and racism experienced by other communities. Details on these meetings will be released on Ontario.ca/antiracism.
The community meetings will help further public dialogue, receive input on the Anti-Racism Directorate's mandate, and identify priority areas for the directorate as it applies an anti-racism perspective to government policies, programs and services.