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Systemic racism & prejudice:
Perceptions in Canada & the United States
Canadians are more likely than Americans to hear racist/prejudice comments about immigrants, Muslims and Indigenous peoples in social media, a new report reveals. The Association for Canadian Studies report compares perceptions of prejudice in Canada and the United States. The study was conducted through a web survey using computer-assisted Web interviewing, and randomly recruited more than 1,523 Canadians, 18 years or older. 

The study presents detailed comparison in differences across geographic locations in both countries. For example: Canadians in the Prairies are most likely to hear racist/prejudice comments about Indigenous peoples from friends and family members, while Quebecers hear most negative comments about Muslims; Those in the Prairies and Quebec are more likely to hear negative comments about immigrants than anywhere else in the country. 

The current climate and the rise of anti-racism advocacy has prompted the Hamilton Immigration Partnership Council (HIPC) to form an anti-racism working group, with the goal of examining HIPC's governance model and terms of reference, and strategically embedding anti-racist policies in our workplan moving forward, as we aspire to build a Hamilton for All. 
Toward Better Service of Newcomer Mental Health 
Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project is a new toolkit released by Canadian Association of Mental Health (CAMH) to provide a snapshot of essential information, resources and examples of promising practices that can be integrated into the daily work of settlement, social, and health service providers across Canada.

The toolkit provides a repository of evidence-based research; information on key models of care and frameworks; and an outline of components that are pertinent to service delivery.

Their webpage is equipped with multiple resources for professionals serving newcomers. The toolkit is a downloadable document that you can print for easy-use or you can navigate it online and visit external links for additional information! Access the toolkit here!
No Hate in the Hammer 

The steering committee for No Hate in the Hammer wants to update you on what we’ve done in the past year, and we’d like to hear from you about the actions you’ve taken since August to combat the spread of hate in Hamilton.

A Year of (re)Commitment, a virtual event
12pm to 1pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Reserve your spot at Eventbrite by clicking this link

HIPC staff are active on the No Hate in the Hammer steering committee.
Want to voice out your efforts and opinions against hate?  Submit a video to the impromptu NHH anti-hate film festival

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