Canada’s Indigenous Population Regularly Faces Racial Bias

Canada’s Indigenous Population Regularly Faces Racial Bias

A survey by equity organization Catalyst Canada finds more than half of Indigenous people prepare themselves to regularly face racial biases at work. The survey of 86 Indigenous workers in Canada across a broad range of positions also found about 60 per cent feel emotionally unsafe at work. Catalyst says only four in 10 Indigenous workers feel safe enough in the workplace to make mistakes and take risks without being penalized. Indigenous Peoples comprise 4.9 per cent of the total Canadian population, but Catalyst says the survey results indicate more needs to be done to help them feel safe at work.

Photo Credit: Catalyst Canada

 

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