Research findings of promising anti-racism practices across municipalities and sectors
In fall 2020, through its Urban Alliance partnership with the University of Calgary, The City solicited a scoping review of promising anti-racism practices across municipalities and sectors that could inform its work. Dr. Regine U. King, the lead researcher, developed the report from an environmental scan of empirical and grey literature and doctorate-level and undergrad students' contributions.
The recommendations focus on three key areas:
- Institutionalizing anti-racism by mainstreaming anti-racist policies and practices
- Adopting an anti-racist participatory governance approach
- Building equitable and vibrant communities by employing a racial equity lens in all City practices and services
The City thanks Dr. King for undertaking this research and considering how the municipality can better provide equitable services and programs. The Anti-Racism Program team will be considering this information as one of the inputs into the anti-racism work as The City moves forward.