Equity & Inclusion Dialogues

Anti-Asian Racism and the Implications for Humber College

Anti-Asian Racism has always existed in Canada.  The COVID-19 pandemic both exposes and exacerbates certain aspect of this particular form of racism. Starting with a discussion about the historical root of Anti-Asian racism, this workshop will help participants understand how Anti-Asian racism continues to affect Asian Canadians in the present-day context, and the implications for Humber College as an employer, as a higher learning institution, and as part of the broader Canadian society.

Workshop Objectives:


Catherine L. Peters, Partner, Hicks Morley
Catherine Peters is a partner in the firm and the Chair of the Hicks Morley
Human Rights Practice Group. She is also the Chair of the firm’s Diversity
Committee. Catherine provides strategic advice to clients on a wide variety of
human rights, employment law, labour relations, and administrative law
matters, and represents clients before arbitration boards, human rights
tribunals, and a variety of administrative tribunals. A significant component of

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


Learning objectives:

• Awareness of discrimination in Canada

• Development of attitudes and skills for dealing effectively with discrimination

• Knowledge of community resources for helping newcomers to address discrimination

Facilitator: Dr. Srimanta Mohanty, CEO - Social Planning Council of Peel

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