Human Rights Commissions Across Canada Call for Collection of Disaggregated Race-based Health Data

Jun 05, 2020

Eleven of Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial human rights commissions are calling on the Government of Canada to develop and implement a nation‑wide strategy for the collection of disaggregated race-based health data.

The letter has been posted to the website of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA).

Human rights commissions across Canada have joined a chorus of public health experts and community advocates calling for the collection of race-based data to ensure that decision-makers have the best information available in making decisions affecting our most vulnerable populations.

CASHRA is currently chaired by Christine Hanson, Director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.