The Comprehensive Resource Guide Will Be Available to All Organizations Looking to Advance Racial Equity within Their Organizations
TORONTO—The BlackNorth Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of its proprietary Racial Equity Playbook – a powerful new tool created by the BlackNorth Initiative and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to advance racial equity and assist corporate Canada in understanding how to tackle and correct systemic racism.
According to research from BCG’s Centre for Canada’s Future (CCF) Diversity and Inclusion Study (2019), only 39% of Black Canadians agree that their organization has the right mechanisms in place to ensure major promotion decisions are free of bias. This is just one example of systemic issues that affect racialized workers and plague workplaces in Canada, creating barriers for success for racialized minorities and companies left wondering what the path forward should be to improve equity for all.
“The BlackNorth Initiative is focused on the creation and delivery of meaningful programming and tools that will help companies fulfill their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and meaningfully support Black Canadians and other demographics disadvantaged by systemic racism,” says Dahabo Ahmed-Omer, Executive Director of the BlackNorth Initiative. “The Racial Equity Playbook was developed to do just that; to take the guesswork out of the equation and provide organizations with real, tangible steps to take toward racial equity.”
The Racial Equity Playbook provides organizations with context on the situation that the Black community faces in Canada and highlights actions that employers in Canada can take to become more diverse, equitable, and inclusive in their business practices. The Playbook also contains a list of tools and tactics that organizations can use, as well as resources supplied by the BlackNorth Initiative to support their journey in becoming more equitable corporate citizens.
“BCG is extremely proud to partner with BNI in helping fulfill its mission of ending anti-Black systemic racism in Canada. We are excited about the launch of the Racial Equity Playbook, which will enable corporate Canada to take concrete actions towards racial equity and be part of the solution,” says Daniel Shadd, Managing Director & Partner, BCG Toronto.
About the Playbook
The Racial Equity Playbook’s six pillars of actions are:
For more information, please contact Kate Banting at Banting.Kate@bcg.com.
The BlackNorth Initiative is on a mission to end anti-Black systemic racism throughout all aspects of our lives by utilizing a business-first mindset. We are committed to the removal of anti-Black systemic barriers negatively affecting the lives of Black Canadians.
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