National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

ICA Offices will be closed Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Learn More About the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Impact Report 2022 / 23

Read our latest Impact Report here

Racial Justice


To create a community where everyone can fully participate and have equal opportunity to succeed, we must address the historical roots of racism and discrimination that impact us all. This includes creating tools to address systemic and institutional racism that exists in many workplaces.


In our recent city-wide survey on community perceptions of racism across Greater Victoria, 61% of residents felt that supportive practices and anti-racism policies in workplaces were critical to addressing issues of racism within Victoria.

Every individual, business and organization has a responsibility to take action to fight racism. If we don’t know how, we need to learn how.

Here are some reading, watching, listening, acting and supporting options to do so. The list is by no means exhaustive.

Bystander Intervention Training

The Bystander Intervention Training Program is designed to equip individuals and organizations with practical skills and tools to be anti-racist allies and create cultures that promote dignity.



  • 13th (Netflix)
  • When They See US (Netflix)
  • The Hate They Give (Cinemax)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)
  • If Beale St. Could Talk (Hulu)
  • King in the Wilderness (HBO)
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist – by Dr. Ibrahim X. Kendi
  • White Fragility – by Robin DiAngelo
  • Between the World and Me – by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow – by Michelle Alexander
  • Social dominance: An intergroup theory of social hierarchy and oppression – by J. Sidanius & F. Pratto
  • The Bluest Eye – by Toni Morrison
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria – by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • So You Want to Talk About Race –by Ijeoma Oluo
  • I know Why the Caged Bird Sings – by Maya Angelou
  • The Can’t Kill Us All – by Wesley Lowery
  • Black Feminist Thought – by Patricia Hill Collins
  • Divided Sisters – by Midge Wilson and Kathy Russell
  • Locking Up Your Own – by James Forman
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Fatal Invention – by Dorothy Roberts
  • The Miner’s Canary – by Lani Guiner and Gerald Torres
  • The Wretched of the Earth – by Frantz Fanon
  • 25 Books About Being Black in Canada
  • In the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police in the U.S., Maclean’sasked Black Canadian writers to pen open letters to America addressing the recent upheaval and the task of confronting racism that—deny it as some Canadians might—persists in their own country.
Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

The Conscious Kid: follow them on Instagram and consider signing up for their Patreon

 CREDIT (Resources Compiled with references from)

  1. Meneka Repka
  2. Towani Duchscher
  3. Feminist Deliver
  4. Sarah Sophie Flicker,
  5. Alyssa Klein
  6. Evita Ellis



Tools for Equity

ICA’s Tools for Equity training program for businesses and organizations, addresses racial disparities and employment barriers faced by immigrants, refugees, and communities of colour in the Capital Regional District.

Community Partnership Network (CPN)

The Community Partnership Network (CPN) is a group of more than 300 local agencies, businesses, and institutions committed to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities in Greater Victoria.