There has been an escalation of racist and discriminatory behaviour in the recreation sector locally and nationally. The impacts of these incidents on the psychological health and well-being of those affected are serious, and is made worse by the lack of supports available. In response to this, Recreation Nova Scotia (RecNS), with funding from the Department of Heritage Canada, is working with Wisdom2Action (W2A) to develop an Anti-Racism Charter. The Charter will provide unifying guidelines for the recreation sector to address and combat systemic racism within the sector.
Steering Committee & Youth Advisory Council:
The development of the Anti-Racism Charter will be informed largely through stakeholder engagement, as well as a six-person Steering Committee composed of leaders in the recreation sector. Additionally, a four-person Youth Advisory Council made up of youth with lived experience, will also inform the Charter elements and related activities.
Stakeholder engagement will include:
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