Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination.
We are pleased to announce that the July submission in Directions comes from Sheila Block, Grace-Edward Galabuzi, and Ricardo Tranjan of Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. First published for the CCPA, "Canada's Colour Coded Income Inequality" uses 2016 census data to paint a portrait of income inequality between racialized and non-racialized Canadians. It also looks at the labour market discriminationfaced by racialized workers in 2006 and 2016. Canada’s population is increasingly racialized. Unfortunately, the rapid growth in the racialized population is not being matched by a corresponding increase in economic equality.
Sheila Block is a senior economist and public commentator with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). Along with an Honours B.A. in Economics from the University of British Columbia and an MA in Economics from the University of Toronto, Sheila Block has experience working as both a political advisor and public servant in the Ontario government, as well as an economic in the labour movement. Her research and specializations include Canada’s labour market, public finance, and inequality. You can follow Sheila on Twitter @SheilaBlockTOemail her at
Grace-Edward Galabuzi is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration. In addition to earning his BA, MA, and Ph.D in Political Science from York University, he also holds a BA in Economics from the University of Winnipeg. His academic teaching areas include equity and human rights and third world politics and research interests include local community responses to global economic restructuring, the racialization of the Canadian labour market, and social exclusion and social economic status of racialized groups in Canada. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Galabuzi has worked in the Ontario government as a senior policy analyst and was a former provincial coordinator of the Ontario Alliance for Employment Equity. He is much involved in many community campaigns and public debates regarding social justice issues.
Ricardo Tranjan is a political economist and senior researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Ontario office. Before joining the CCPA, Ricardo was the manager of the City of Toronto's Poverty Reduction Strategy Office. He has also worked in universities in Ontario, Québec, and São Paulo. His current research specializes on Ontario’s public finance, poverty in Canada, and income support programs. Ricardo holds a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo; he speaks English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. You can follow him on Twitter @ricardo_tranjan; email him at .
Directions, the Canadian Race Relation’s journal, provides community-based, action-oriented research, commentary, and perspectives on eliminating racism and discrimination. This journal serves as an important piece of the CRRF’s mission to strengthen Canadian values and build a united Canadian community. Articles are aligned with the articulated themes of race, racism, and discrimination - in all forms - in Canada an approximately one article will be published per month.
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