Acting Against Racism: Strategies for Moving Forward

Have recent national and international events made you feel uncertain or helpless about what you can do to prevent racist or discriminatory behaviour on the North Shore?

Racism is not new and neither is Islamophobia, but police-reported hate crimes have recently increased in Canada, leaving many of us wondering how we can avoid being victims or bystanders.

This forum aims to connect people in our community and share strategies and actions we can take together and individually.

Join us and let’s continue the momentum of resiliency and hope as active participants who see building an inclusive North Shore as a top priority.

Sunera Thobani – Keynote Speaker

Handel Kashope Wright – Keynote Speaker

Margaret Gallagher – Moderator

Stay tuned…  local panelists’ info and bios coming soon!

You can also reserve seats by calling us at: 604-973-0457

Tickets are free but donations are welcomed to support us in our work.*

If you have any accessibility needs that would allow you to more fully participate in our event, please get in touch with us at or at 604-973-0457 by September 6 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Already got your ticket?
We would like to give participants a sense of the audiences’ collective experiences on the North Shore with racism and discrimination and give you a chance to submit questions to the keynote speakers and panelists in advance. Please take our short anonymous survey. 

*Donations over $20 are eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt.

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We are grateful to host this event on the traditional, unceded ancestral territories of the the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples as we continue to work towards inclusive communities on the North Shore.


A Statement About our Event Logo

The moving logo comes from a painting by an artist who lives and works in North Vancouver: Mino. The original painting is called “A Letter from the Sea” which is part of her series, “Water is Life”. With a strong message about environmental destruction and racism, this series is both personal and emotional and was influenced by current international and national events. From this place of emotion, Mino has also captured hope for the world and for British Columbia.


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North Shore Demographics

17,760 immigrants

live in the City of North Vancouver
Source: 2011 Census

45.5% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver are from Iran, the Philippines, and the UK.
Source: 2011 NHS

39.6% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver speak non-official languages at home.
Source: 2011 NHS

61% of recent immigrants,

age 26-64, in the City of North Vancouver have bachelor's degrees or higher.
Source: 2011 NHS

24,970 immigrants live

in the District of North Vancouver
Source: 2011 Census

33% of immigrants

in the District of North Vancouver speak non-official languages at home
Source: 2011 NHS

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