News & Updates

Open Letter to Pickering City Council

With Break The Chains Pickering, we have written an open letter to express our disappointment in response to the City's establishment of the Pickering Anti-Black Racism Task Force. We have been raising this critical point to the City of Pickering for the past two months. In response, the Black community has faced either silence or performative activism.

Urban Alliance on Race Relations Launches Peel Legal Defence Fund

The Board of Urban Alliance on Race Relations released the following statement, launching a legal defence fund for parents and community members fighting racism in the PDSB:

“Over the course of the past few months, communities in Peel have witnessed a complete failure of the Peel District School Board (PDSB) to instill trust and confidence in its capability and willingness to address anti-Black racism and Islamophobia in Peel Schools. 

Urban Alliance on Race Relations calls for an Immediate Public Inquest into the death of Regis Korshinski-Paquet

Say her name… Regis Korchinski-Paquet died in the presence of police officers in her Toronto home last week, her family barred from observing the circumstances.

The Urban Alliance on Race Relations calls for an immediate public inquest into the events that led to Regis Korchinski’s untimely death, in the aftermath of the family’s call for help to the Toronto Police Service. According to media reports, the family met Toronto Police officers outside the door to her apartment. When Ms. Korckhinski-Paquet requested use of the bathroom, the police allowed her, but not her family, to re-enter the home. Her mother and her brother heard her calling for help, but the police continued to bar them from the apartment.

Toronto Centre Parents for Public Education, Urban Alliance on Race Relations and Hispanic Mothers with Autistic and ADHD Children Ontario Urge #TDSB Trustees to vote NO to an austerity budget for public education!

The Ford government’s removal of 1.4 billion from Ontario’s budget for public education has forced public school boards to cut public services in order to deliver the required balanced budget. We believe that the TDSB should refuse to cut public education on behalf of the Ford government. The explanations and justifications are false and mask the true impacts of the cuts. The reality is that the cuts to deliver a balanced budget are devastating for our public schools and the students who rely on public school support the most. We call on Trustees to vote NO.

Let’s make sure Ontario steps up against Islamophobia

United Against Islamophobia is calling on the Government of Ontario to designate January 29 as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.

On January 29, 2017, six worshippers were killed and many others injured during evening prayer at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. In that year, hate crimes against Muslims in Ontario rose by 207%. Most recently, a horrific attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has left us all shaken.

UARR Welcomes OHRC’s Interim Report, A Collective Impact, on anti-Black racism in Toronto policing

The Urban Alliance on Race Relations commends the Ontario Human Rights Commission for its work on presenting the findings in their interim report, A Collective Impact — data that reveals deeply disturbing acts of racial profiling and anti-Black racism by the Toronto Police. The UARR calls on the Toronto Police Service, the Toronto Police Services Board, the City of Toronto, and the Government of Ontario to acknowledge the racial disparities and community experiences outlined in the interim report and to act immediately.

Faith Goldy prominent figure with hate groups & neo-Nazi movement buying ads on @CP24; We must #Unitetostophate

Greetings UARR community,

As you may know, Faith Goldy is buying TV ads on CP24 which will start running this week (according to a post she made on Reddit). 

Faith Goldy is a prominent figure in the alt-right neo-Nazi movement in Canada which is supporting her candidacy for Mayor – and volunteering for her. She has said the infamous Fourteen Words on-air, appeared on neo-Nazi podcasts and called for Canada to return to being a 96% white, European country. The evidence that she’s deep in the alt-right neo-Nazi movement is extensive and I’m happy to provide sources to demonstrate any of the points in this paragraph or the below letter.

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