We also see that recently there were a lot of racist incidents in Canada and the United States, whether it was anti-Black racism, anti-indigenous racism, or anti-Asian racism. Today Angus Reid released a study with some shocking statistics: 61% of the people surveyed have adjusted their routines in order to avoid run-ins or otherwise unpleasant encounters since the COVID-19 outbreak began. The company interviewed quite a few Asian Canadians or Chinese Canadians. Over half are worried that Asian children are going to be bullied when they return to school due to COVID-19 outbreaks.
I know your agency works with a large number of newcomers and immigrants from racialized communities. What kinds of challenges do you think you will face as we slowly recover or reopen the economy, and of course in September, as we hope schools will be reopened for all kids to return? Actually, I worry. I ask this question on behalf of my kids, who are in the public system.