Challenge Racism: What-to-do Steps
About Challenge Racism
Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham (WMRCC) in 2020 received a grant for a two-year project for the Anti-Racism Action Program from the Department of Canadian Heritage. The project “Challenge Racism: What-To-Do-Steps” aims to address barriers to employment for the members of the equity deserving groups, racialized, ethnocultural, religious and 2SLGBTQI+ groups in Durham Region.
Our expected results after the completion of the project are an increase in resources, campaigns and services which address barriers to employment for equity deserving groups, and an increase in community insights and data on employment barriers experienced by racialized, ethnocultural, religious, 2SLGBTQI+ groups in the Region.
WMRCC will work with diverse employers and local ethno-cultural, religious, racialized, 2SLGBTQI+ organizations and groups to identify, as well as to address these barriers through interviews, focus group discussions and engagement sessions.
Testimonies from WMRCC Clients
It feels so good to have someone to talk to; someone who understands the issue and sensitive to my feelings. I am always looking forward to coming to my counselling session every week!
Today I hesitated quite a bit before coming to this session. I contemplated cancelling the appointment but here I am leaving a different individual from the one who walked in. I feel so much lighter after my session. These counselling sessions present an opportunity to feel free and clear my mind of negative and other thoughts of hopelessness.
This agency was there for me in the early nineties when majority of the community did not know how to deal with a Muslim woman like me, for that I will always be grateful.