Our commitment to anti-racism

Throughout our history and still today, far too many people and communities in Canada and around the world face systemic racism and racial discrimination. The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, the tragic treatment of Joyce Echaquan on September 28, 2020, and the rise in anti-Asian attacks in Canada have highlighted the impacts of systemic racism on Black, Indigenous and racialized peoples. These incidents are not singular, and they are not limited to these racialized peoples.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recognizes the presence of racism in Canada and within our own organization. As part of the Government of Canada, we have a responsibility to take meaningful and lasting action for our employees, our clients and Canadians. That is why IRCC is actively working to achieve racial equity, reaffirming that diversity is our strength.

In addition to supporting the Call to action on anti-racism, equity, and inclusion in the Federal Public Service, the following Anti-Racism Value Statement is our pledge and commitment to significantly advance our efforts on anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion. It is our way of demonstrating our dedication to advancing racial equity for our employees and for our clients. It is just one step in a long series of steps to bring real and lasting change and ensure our actions speak louder than our words.

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