Inclusion and Anti-Racism Project

Start Date: 2016
Curriculum Links: Social Studies 10-11, Social Justice 12, First Nations Studies 12, Law 12, 
Project Funders: Coast Capital Savings, LUSH

This project was established in response to an increasing youth-identified need for young people to connect to their own histories and experiences of migration in Canada. The Inclusion and Anti-Racism project seeks to engage and empower youth to better understand immigration, race, and issues of belonging in Canada. This project supports youth in facilitating dialogues on migrant justice with their peers and becoming actively engaged in their communities.

As part of this project, we have trained youth to deliver the Migrant Justice workshop to young people across BC. The expansive research and community activism work done by No One Is Illegal has informed the development of CYH’s Migrant Justice workshop. The workshop has already been delivered in public high schools, universities, and in community organizations.  The Migrant Justice workshop gives youth the tools to break down anti-migrant racism and colonial stereotypes, resulting in safer schools and communities.

Thank you to Omar Chu of NOII and Sanctuary Health, Sayeh Yousefi, Tsatia Adzich of the Metis Nation of BC, vanessa bui and Romi Chandra-Herbert of PeerNetBC, Susanne Tabata of the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens Association, aly dee, Kevin Huang of Hua Foundation, and Cicely-Belle Blain of Black Lives Matter Vancouver for your support of and involvement in this project.