Further Reading

A Vancity Report

Vancity credit union finds 82% of visible minorities say they have experienced prejudice or some form of discrimination. 

Statistics show...

70 per cent of all respondents, regardless of their cultural origin, have experienced or witnessed some form of discrimination or racism; this jumps to 82 per cent for those who identify as a visible minority.


The Survey Results:

  • 56 per cent of all respondents have overheard racist comments.

  • Of those who identify as a visible minority

    • 57 per cent believe people make assumptions about their group

    • 46 per cent feel they face social disadvantages because of their ethnic background

    • 33 per cent have felt they have been a target of abuse

    • 29 per cent believe they have faced discrimination based on their name

    • 10 per cent feel they have faced disadvantages because of their religious affiliation and

    • for 11 per cent, the experience of discrimination has been traumatic enough to make them consider moving to a new location.


6 Degrees of Separation 

Six Degrees of Separation refers to the concept where people are connected to each other within a maximum of six steps, where everyone can be linked through the chain of "a friend of a friend".

In spirit of Toronto's 6 Degrees forum in September of 2016, All Our Neighbours aims to create a similar space for discussions on racial discrimination and inclusion, occurring at the local level.

360 Inclusion in Toronto

Toronto's 6 Degrees forum, which kickstarted in September of 2016 at the University of Toronto, aims to explore citizenship and inclusion amidst sentiments of exclusion and nativism. 

6 Degrees has held three forums in varying cities across the globe, and will continue to drive the conversation on inclusion and belonging forward in coming years.