Refugees can be a common target for discrimination. While discrimination based on physical and cultural differences is common, refugees are also targets of discrimination because of the nature of how they have come to immigrate to Canada and the financial support that is made available to them. In many cases, refugees suffer from symptoms of trauma and may report feelings of anger, hopelessness, loss of dignity and humiliation.
How inclusive is your community of youth and elderly persons?
Ageism represents discrimination against people based on the age they are or the age they are thought to be. Ageism usually discriminates against older or younger people based on the idea that they have little to contribute, are not a priority in society, or are ‘difficult to deal with’. Ageism operates at many levels, from assumptions that might seem innocent about a person’s abilities, to systemic discrimination like media depictions of youth as apathetic, dangerous and lazy.
This page offers resources from other organizations that address diversity and inclusion from an overarching perspective and not necessarily targeted at a specific dimension of diversity.