Visible Minorities

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The Plague-Ground – Women’s Faces in Urgent Places

I think one reason Canada’s doing ‘okay’ in beating back COVID-19 is that we have so many women in charge of fighting it. Half of Canada’s 10 chief provincial medical officers are women, as is Canada’s chief medical officer, Dr.…

Arts boards still don’t represent Toronto’s diversity

Toronto is the most diverse city in the world, yet many of its arts boards are woefully bereft of women and men of colour. Four years ago, I wrote a Star column on the shocking white maleness of the boards of Toronto’s “Big 6” arts…

Non-White women missing from Toronto’s power corridors

The group with the largest numbers in Toronto still has the least power.​ God is not on the side of the big battalions — at least in Toronto. In fact, here in the world’s most diverse city, the group with the biggest numbers has the…

Where multiculturalism fears to tread

The boards of Toronto’s biggest arts organizations are the last bastions of white maleness. Very soon, Toronto will “tip” from being a city where the vast majority of its citizens are white (in 1957, 93 per cent of us were) to one where…