Supporting Anti-Racism Organizational Change to Better Serve all Ontarians

Use de-identified data and analyses to support and promote evidence-based anti-racism organizational change and to meet organizational commitments and accountabilities to reduce systemic racism and advance racial equity.

Organizations should ensure that leaders and employees regularly review findings of analyses to:

  • Assess potential racial equity impacts and outcomes of policies and programs; and
  • Develop, review, and revise policies, programs, services, and functions as necessary to mitigate, remedy, or prevent systemic racial inequalities in outcomes.

PSOs should consider the findings when making strategic and operational plans and decisions in planning cycles.

Indigenous perspectives in decision-making

Indigenous communities are building ways to support their own decision-making processes, including applying data measurement and analysis to inform organizational change. In the wake of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, it is important to ensure Indigenous perspectives and involvement in decision-making so that services, programs, or functions better reflect the interests and priorities of diverse Indigenous communities in Ontario.

Ongoing Monitoring and Evaluation

Use de-identified data and analyses to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of anti-racism initiatives in the organization. If personal information is necessary for this purpose, PSOs should use the least identifiable data possible.

Public Education and Engagement

De-identified data and analyses should be used to contribute to public education and advance public discussion about how systemic racial inequalities impact the lives of individuals and the broader society.

Public engagement and education efforts help to increase public confidence that the Government of Ontario is committed to intervening to mitigate and address systemic racial inequalities and advance racial equity. These efforts also help to build support to address systemic racism in Ontario.