Diversity Resources

The resources below are intended to help clergy and congregations begin to explore the issues of diversity and race. It is not complete or exhaustive, but it is suggested as a starting point.


Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories, various authors

Growing Up White: In the Heart of Memphis, David May

Invisible North: The Search for Answers on a Troubled Reserve, Alexandra Shimo

Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City, Tanya Talaga

The 500 Years of Resistance, Gord Hill

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, Tim Wise


Audiovisual Resources

Journey to Justice, Roger Ted McNair, NFB

In the Shadow of Gold Mountain, Karen Cho, NFB

A Class Divided: A group of elementary students experiences what discrimination feels like, by Jane Elliott.

Colour Code: A Podcast about Race in Canada, Denise Balkissoon and Hannah Sung

Deep Cuts: A special compilation of The Current’s Facing Race town hall series, CBC


On the Web

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

The TRC’s 94 Calls to Action

Was there a residential school near you? Interactive map from CBC

The Danger of a Single Story, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Jane Elliott’s website

The Story of Africville, the Canadian Encyclopedia



Treaty 13, the Toronto Purchase (York-Simcoe, York-Scarborough area)

Treaties 22 and 23, Cessions of 12 Mile Creek, 16 Mile Creek and River Credit Reserves (Trent-Durham)

Treaty 19, the Ajetance Purchase (York-Credit Valley)

The First Williams Treaty (Christian Island, Georgina Island and Rama)

The Second Williams Treaty (Rice Lake, Mud Lake, Scugog Lake and Alderville)



A timeline of Black History in Canada, Historica Canada

A timeline of Chinese History in Canada, Chinese Canadian Heritage Fund

A timeline of Japanese History in Canada, BC Ministry of Education


Theological Resources

Why, as Christians, We Must Oppose Racism, Desmond Tutu

The Anglican Church of Canada’s Charter for Racial Justice

The Episcopal Church’s anti-racism training manual, Seeing the Face of God In Each Other

The Diocese of Toronto’s Report, Being Multicultural, Becoming Intercultural and its executive summary

The United Church of Canada’s resources on Anti-Racism

Cracking Open White Identity Towards Transformation, Canadian Council of Churches