COP-COC Joint Submssion On Data Standards


OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change (COP-COC), Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic and South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario call for the inclusion of the health sector in the Ontario government's data collection regulations under the Anti-Racism Act (2017).

This was the main recommendation of the groups' joint submission in response to the regulatory notice for Proposed Data Standards for the Identification and Monitoring of Systemic Racism (Anti-Racism Data Standards), as well as potential regulation to authorize or require public sector organizations to collect specified personal information using the proposed Anti-Racism Data Standards to identify and combat systemic racism and advance racial equity.

The joint submission calls for the removal of section 6(7) of the Anti-Racism Act so that all public sector health agencies will be subject to the same data collection requirements as all other public sector organizations in Ontario. This amendment is absolutely critical to the effectiveness of the proposed Data Standards and the mandate of achieving health equity in Ontario.

Click here to download the Joint Submission by COP-COC, CSACL, OCASI and SALCO [PDF].