From incarceration rates to persistent wage and employment gaps, here’s what the statistics show
A recent wave of protests regarding police brutality and systemic racism in Alberta has drawn attention to the persistent inequalities that Black and Indigenous populations face within the province.
In small towns and big cities alike, the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement have propelled thousands into the streets, marching for justice and an end to systemic racism.
Here’s what data from Statistics Canada shows about gaps in wages, employment and incarcerate rates for Black and Indigenous groups compared with the rest of the population.
Across Canada, the wage gap between Black individuals and the rest of the population has been growing.
Black men and women living in Alberta’s biggest cities make significantly less money than their non-Black counterparts.
- Hear how systemic racism impacts people in Alberta, through the voices of Black and Indigenous individuals who share their stories at We Need To Talk on June 25, a free, public forum hosted by CBC.