This report from the Canadian Urban Institute provides a snapshot of Canadian cities at days 100, 200 and 300 in relation to the start of the COVID0-19 pandemic. It highlights how COVID-19 has deepened existing inequalities for racialized communities, seniors, women and people living with disabilities. It also emphasizes the need for neighbourhood-level data in order to fully understand the impacts of the pandemic.
This webpage from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada highlights five key areas for clinicians wanting to follow culturally safe practices when assessing and treating Indigenous populations with COVID-19.
This webinar from the Canadian Public Health Association explores the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and refugees in Canada. It highlights risk factors such as poverty, language barriers, fear of deportation, poor health literacy, racism/discrimination, occupational exposures and poor housing conditions.
This report from the African-Canadian Civic Engagement Council and Innovative Research Group presents the results of a research study exploring perceptions of Black Canadians about the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, demonstrating poorer health outcomes, greater occupational exposure and greater financial impact of COVID-19 for Black Canadians.
COVID-19 in immigrants, refugees and other newcomers in Ontario: Characteristics of those tested and those confirmed positive, as of June 13, 2020
This report from ICES (formerly the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) examines COVID-19 testing rates and test positivity for immigrants and refugees in Ontario up to June 13, 2020. Their results demonstrate a higher impact on those living in lower-income areas with high proportions of both immigrants and racialized populations.
This webinar from McGill University's Institute for Health and Social Policy reports on challenges faced by immigrant and racialized communities in Montreal during COVID-19, including awareness and application of health guidelines, access to health services, psychosocial needs, economic challenges, employment, family well-being and community initiatives.
This report from Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children highlights how systemic bias makes Black, Indigenous and people or colour (BIPOC) more vulnerable to COVID-19. It focuses on the areas of healthcare, labour/housing and community support and includes recommendations to address these disparities.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ 2020 Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan takes a health-in-all-policies approach to planning for a just recovery from COVID-19. The plan outlines concrete plans for a caring economy, income support, healthier
Resources on health equity in the context of COVID-19 and disproportionate outcomes for marginalized groups
This resource repository from the US National Academy of Medicine offers resources from the Academy’s medical member organizations on the relationship of health equity to disproportionate outcomes of COVID-19, with particular attention to the impacts of structural racism.
This webinar from the Region 2 Public Health Center discusses the impact of structural racism, gender, income and health disparities on COVID-19. It also includes actions to address disparities and reduce barriers.