TORONTO – YWCA Canada joins the Alliance for Healthier Communities in calling for race-based and socio-demographic data to inform COVID-19 responses.
In the joint letter, we call on the Government of Ontario to implement a health equity approach immediately by:
- Mandating the collection and use of socio-demographic and race-based data in health and social services now as it relates to COVID-19;
- Ensuring diverse and racialized voices on provincial and regional decision-making tables, including bioethics and critical care tables;
- Prioritizing PPE, testing and funding for health services that take an anti-oppressive approach and provide trusted, evidence-driven healthcare to populations facing discrimination; and
- Including regular updates on health equity data and progress in daily COVID-19 press conferences and situation reports
For more information, please contact:
Anjum Sultana, Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications, 647 205 3079, firstname.lastname@example.org