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In Canada, diversity is one of our greatest strengths, yet we know that discrimination and racism continue to be a daily reality for many. We must actively listen to the voices of communities directly affected by racism. We must acknowledge inequities in our institutions and in people's lived experiences.

The Government of Canada is committed to taking immediate steps to combat racism and discrimination and to create a safer and more inclusive Canada for all. That is why the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat is launching an anti-racism summit series. The summits will bring together diverse groups of community and political leaders, academics, activists, and members with intersectional identities from racialized communities, religious minorities and Indigenous Peoples. Together, participants will continue charting a path forward to combat racism and discrimination.

In parallel with the upcoming summits, the Secretariat will continue working closely with communities to take action against all forms of hate.

If you have questions about the summits please send an email to pch.sommets.antiracisme-antiracism.summits.pch@canada.ca.

Details on additional summits will be added as and when they are confirmed.

National Summit on Antisemitism

Date:
July 21, 2021
Time:
12 p.m. (ET)

To continue the government’s work on combatting antisemitism, on July 21, 2021, the Government of Canada will host the National Summit on Antisemitism, convened by the Honourable Irwin Cotler, Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth. This summit will help legislators, policymakers, and program administrators better understand the pervasiveness of antisemitism in Canada and identify actions the Government of Canada can take to address key issues facing Jewish communities.

Program

July 21, 2021: 12:00 pm – 7:00 p.m. ET

Opening

12:00 pm
12:03 pm
12:09 pm

Address from the Special Envoy

12:37 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Combatting Antisemitism and Hate

12:48 pm

Government Responses

1:38 pm

Open Discussion: Building Vibrant Communities

2:23 pm
3:03 pm
3:13 pm

Open Discussion: Enhancing Community Security and Combatting Online Hate

3:54 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Advancing National Education & Awareness

4:34 pm

Government Responses

5:34 pm

Open Discussion: Intersecting Identities

6:11 pm

Closing

6:52 pm

National Summit on Islamophobia

Date:
July 22, 2021
Time:
12 p.m. (ET)

On July 22, 2021, the Government of Canada will host the National Summit on Islamophobia convened by the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth. This summit will provide a national platform for Muslim communities to identify concrete ways to enhance federal efforts to combat Islamophobia. The summit will also help legislators, policymakers, and program administrators understand the pervasiveness of Islamophobia in Canada.

Program

July 22, 2021 12:00 pm – 7:00 p.m. ET

Opening

12:00 pm
12:03 pm
12:09 pm

Setting the Stage

12:31 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Combatting Islamophobia & Hate

12:42 pm

Government Responses

1:42 pm

Open Discussion: Enhancing Community Security and Combatting Online Hate

2:10 pm
2:50 pm
3:00 pm

Open Discussion: Building Vibrant Communities

3:40 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Addressing Systemic Islamophobia

4:20 pm

Government Responses

5:20 pm

Open Discussion: Changer Les Narratives / Changing Narratives

5:50 pm

Closing

6:30 pm
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