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Resources for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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March 21st is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day is observed annually and commemorates March 21st, 1960, when police in Sharpeville, South Africa killed 69 people at a peaceful protest against apartheid. You can learn more about the history of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination here


Racial discrimination poses a significant barrier to healthy aging, affecting not only the physical well-being of older adults but also their mental and emotional health. The Public Health Agency of Canada has reported on the heath inequalities experienced by racialized groups in Canada. Older adults from racialized communities often face systemic barriers in accessing healthcare, social services, and support networks, which are crucial for maintaining their health, independence, and quality of life. 

Let's unite to end racial discrimination in aging communities! At Healthy Aging Alberta, we believe that every older adult deserves to age with dignity and respect, regardless of race or ethnicity. Discrimination has no place in our vision of making Alberta one of the best places in the world to grow older, and we want to ensure that all older Albertans have access to equitable systems and services in their communities. By fostering collaboration among community-based senior-serving organizations and allies, we are dedicated to amplifying the voices of marginalized seniors and advocating for their rights. Join us in this important journey towards a more equitable and inclusive Alberta! 🌈👵🏽👴🏿👵🏼👴🏾

Self-education is a first step for addressing racism, and below are some useful anti-racism educational resources to support us on our learning journeys:  

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    Healthy Aging Alberta

  • Published

    Mar 22, 2024

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    • Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Relations
    • LGBTQIA2S+
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    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Information, Referral, & Advocacy
    • General Health and Wellness
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    • Academics
    • Funders
    • Government (Politicians, Policy Makers) and Health Authorities
    • Service Providers (Non-profits, Community Organizations, Local government)
    • Caregivers, Seniors & Volunteers
    • Government
    • Health Authorities
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    • Best Practices
    • Evidence-based & emerging practices
    • Other Resources/Services
    • Policy, Planning, & Procedures
    • Research & Evidence
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    • Organizational development
    • Impact Stories
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