How the Pandemic Is Affecting BIPOC Canadians, by Various Measures

February 8, 2021

By The Tyee|

Some governments such as British Columbia’s have only just committed to collecting race-based health data.

Over the past few months, Statistics Canada has been conducting surveys and collecting data that reveal how different ethnocultural groups have coped with various aspects of the pandemic.

Yes, there is a health emergency, but what about COVID-19’s mental toll on newcomers, many of whom work essential jobs? Or the financial toll on Indigenous people, who have higher levels of poverty compared to other Canadians?

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