These resources can help you begin to explore the issues of diversity and race. This list isn’t complete or exhaustive, but it’s suggested as a starting point.
An eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.
Coates’ attempt to answer big questions about American history and ideals in a letter to his adolescent son.
A bracing, provocative and perspective-shifting book about race and resistance in modern-day Canada.
Renowned Black theologian explores the interconnection of the cross and the lynching tree in the history and souls of Black folk in America.
A helpful study guide to this work from the Diocese of Rhode Island.
A compelling portrait of who Jesus is for the black community, from the early slave testimonies to the writings of prominent religious and literary figures through the Civil Rights and Black Power movements.
A vivid first-person account of life on a troubled reserve that illuminates a difficult and oft-ignored history.
A look at the history of Thunder Bay, which has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.
A powerful and historically accurate graphic portrayal of Indigenous resistance to the European colonization of the Americas.
An analysis of the many subtle forms of bias and discrimination which take their toll on marginalized people, along with practical suggestions on what can be done.
An exploration of the phenomenon of white fragility: how it develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
The personal stories, experiences, and reflections of 15 prominent White anti-racists.
The story of the enlightenment of one young man who lived through the Civil Rights Movement but didn’t do anything significant about it.
A personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm.
This documentary pays tribute to a group of Canadians who took racism to court. They are Canada’s unsung heroes in the fight for Black civil rights.
Filmmaker Karen Cho travels from Montreal to Vancouver to uncover stories from the last survivors of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act.
A group of elementary students experiences what discrimination feels like.
From the Primate’s Commission on Discovery, Reconciliation and Justice. This award-winning documentary provides education and insight into the racist foundations of many of our property and other laws still in existence to this day.
A podcast about race in Canada.
A series of speakers and conversations pertaining to race in Canada.
This podcast series features respected Indigenous speakers with a different theme for each season, including Dismantling Racism (Season 3: Summer 2020).
A compilation of The Current’s “Facing Race” town hall series.
Calls to action made to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.
Interactive map from the CBC.
Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is: an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors.
For many people, Africville represents the oppression faced by Black Canadians, and the efforts to right historic wrongs.
The Toronto Purchase (York-Simcoe, York-Scarborough area)
Cessions of 12 Mile Creek, 16 Mile Creek and River Credit Reserves (Trent-Durham)
The Ajetance Purchase (York-Credit Valley)
Christian Island, Georgina Island and Rama
Rice Lake, Mud Lake, Scugog Lake and Alderville
The Episcopal Church’s anti-racism training manual
Report from the Diocese of Toronto
From the Canadian Council of Churches
A report to the Anglican Church of Canada with recommendations and study guide