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Anti-Racism Initiative

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) answers the call for equity and inclusivity, and nurtures our Catholic community by promoting proactive steps and programs to fight local and systemic racism. Our ongoing commitment to anti-racist education aims to ensure that everyone feels a sense of belonging and is encouraged and supported to thrive and succeed to the best of their abilities.​

Learn about our TCDSB Equity Action Plan​.


Anti-racism is the “active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably.” – from the National Action Committee on the Status of Women International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity

"When it comes to race, racism, and antiracist work, it is important that everyone feels safe, but equally important that many also feel uncomfortable. It’s only through discomfort, perhaps pain and suffering, that we grow, develop, and change for the better.” - from Frankie Condon and Vershawn Ashanti Young, Performing Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication​, 2017

"Anti-racism is an active and conscious effort to work against multidimensional aspects of racism." - Robert J. Patterson, professor of African American Studies at Georgetown University, speaking to Business Insider.

Racism scholar Ibram X. Kendi says one is either racist or anti-racist. There is no room for neutrality, and there is no such thing as a "non-racist."

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