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Public consultation 2017

Public consultation on systemic discrimination and racism

Public consultation on systemic discrimination and racism in Québec

Public consultation on systemic discrimination and racism in Québec

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Your voice matters and we want to hear it!

The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse invites the public and civil society organizations to participate in a public consultation on systemic discrimination and racism that will take place in the fall of 2017.

The consultation’s main goal is to offer concrete and lasting solutions, involving all the stakeholders in Québec society, in order to eradicate systemic discrimination and racism, particularly in the four following sectors: Employment; Education, health, social services and housing; Justice and public safety; Culture and media.

People facing systemic discrimination and racism must be heard if we want to solve this problem and ensure equality of all Quebeckers, regardless of their name, color, religion, national or ethnic origin.

+ News release announcing the start of the consultation and the selected organizations
+ News release announcing the consultation
+ More about the consultation on the MIDI Website (French only).

  • A Website will be set up to allow individuals and organizations in Québec to express their opinions by completing an online questionnaire or submitting a brief.
    + Link to come
  • 15 to 20 non-profit organizations from various regions of Québec will be selected following a call for proposals. They will hold consultation sessions in September and October. These sessions will gather testimonies from people who have experienced discrimination or racism, or who wish to propose solutions.
    + Call for Proposals to Organizations (PDF, 248 Ko - French only)
    + Grant Application Form (PDF, 159 Ko - French only)
  • Four working groups will be formed in September to address issues related to systemic discrimination and racism in 4 sectors: Employment; Education, health, social services and housing; Justice and public security; Culture and the media.
  • A public forum of experts and stakeholders will be held in November 2017. It will use the work of the working groups and provide an opportunity to share knowledge, research data and testimonies, and to collect ideas for action.

The Website to submit your testimonies or submissions will be put online this fall.

The consultation is overseen by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, which will develop the content and recommendations, in collaboration with the ministère de l’Immigration, du Développement et de l’Inclusion (MIDI), which will be responsible for the logistics. A committee of people from different backgrounds advised the government on the organization of this consultation.Read more...on the consulting committee of the consultation. (PDF, 71 Ko - French only)

The public consultation will take place in September 2017. In February 2018, recommendations from the consultation will be presented to the government, which will launch an action plan in the spring of 2018.

  • July 2017: Announcement of the consultation and launch of the call for proposals to non-profit organizations (NGOs)
  • October 2017:
    - Online consultations and consultations held by selected NGOs;
    - Creation of four working groups (Employment; Education, health, social services and housing; Justice and public security; Culture and the media).
  • November 2017: Forum on systemic discrimination and racism
  • Winter 2018: Recommendations to the government
  • Spring 2018: Launch of a government action plan to combat systemic discrimination and racism


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CONTACT US

E-mail: Consultation2017@cdpdj.qc.ca

Phone: 1 800 361-6477

Social actors must be engaged to ensure that everyone can achieve their full potential, free from all forms of discrimination. Not only is it a matter of fundamental rights, it is also a question of social justice.

– Tamara Thermitus Ad. E., President of the Commission

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