Navigating race in Canadian workplaces: A brief history of race relations in Canada

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A brief history of race relations in Canada

Why does history still matter?

Many Canadians struggle with making the link between history and contemporary workplaces as related to racism and discrimination. Understanding Canadian history allows us to recognize why systemic barriers persist and remain particularly stark for some racialized groups. In this section we provide a brief overview of a few key historical periods that have shaped race relations in Canada