In the summer and fall of 2016, the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) initiated an all-staff process to become more anti-racist. My first “Becoming anti-racist” post from March 2017 describes the NCCDH’s intention to hold monthly learning discussions and introduces the circle way method that we adopted. My more recent entries report on our discussions and the resources we used to help us learn.
Our staff team at the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health (NCCDH) is engaged in a long-term initiative to become anti-racist, in part by engaging in staff readings and guided discussions. This blog post describes our group conversation process and the sessions we held between June 2017 and January 2018. See the companion blog post, "NCCDH staff becoming anti-racist through informed dialogue: 1 of 2," for an introduction to this blog post.
NCCDH Scientific Director Connie Clement discusses the NCCDH's process for undertaking a rapid organizational audit and designing a strategy to become more intentionally anti-racist.
This blog is part of a blog-series published in 2017. This blog describes how it came to be that the NCCDH has undertaken an initiative to become more intentionally anti-racist and better enabled to translate knowledge that will facilitate public health to address racism and racialization in their work places and as a structural determinant of health and inequity in the population.
This blog is part of a blog-series to be published in 2017. This blog describes the NCCDH’s current initiative to become more intentionally anti-racist and better enabled to translate knowledge that will facilitate public health to address racism and racialization in their work places and as a structural determinant of health and inequity in the population.
This blog is part of a blog-series to be published in 2017. The blog is a personal reflection authored by an NCCDH staff member and is focused on what she has learned about racism and being anti-racist through her solidarity with Indigenous people, and how that learning informs and is informed by NCCDH staff work in this area.
This reading list is designed to offer a starting point for public health practitioners hoping to deepen their understanding of the causes and implications of structural racism. In addition, the collection highlights different strategies for dismantling racist systems and offers examples of communities that have experience success with these aims.
The seventh release in our Let’s Talk series discusses racism as a critical factor that impacts health and wellbeing. The concepts of race, racism and racialization are described, with attention to settler colonialism and structural racism.
Future Search: Action for Disrupting White Supremacy and Racism in Public Health Systems Workshop Report
This report captures the ideas, knowledge, and expertise of key actors from across Canada’s public health systems who – moving beyond anti-racist training - participated in a workshop to identify concrete actions to disrupt White supremacy and racism in public health systems. This resource can be used by others to inspire action to dismantle White supremacy and racism in public health systems in this land now known as Canada.
In this statement, written by Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh on behalf of the NCCDH team, the NCCDH calls for action regarding the ongoing structural racism demonstrated in anti-Black police violence. This action demands that the public health sector transforms its institutions in the short and long term to be fully committed to ending racial injustice.