Racism and housing data story sessions with Stats Can in Vancouver Sept 20

A Data Story

A discussion with Statistics Canada

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The uncomfortable but necessary conversation on racism: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (PT)

A roof for all: factors shaping the housing challenge for today and tomorrow: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (PT)

Where: Pan Pacific Hotel

                999 Canada Pl #300

                Vancouver, BC

Cost:      Free

To register: Vancouver – A Data Story Events (

Join the Chief Statistician of Canada, Anil Arora, for a day of in-person, data-driven discussions.

The first presentation, The uncomfortable but necessary conversation on racism, will take place from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Timely, quality, data is a powerful tool that can be used to shine a light on the inequalities that racialized and Indigenous populations face. It provides thought leaders and decision makers with the crucial information they need to make meaningful change. How is data being used to identify and address inequalities in our communities?

The second presentation, A roof for all: factors shaping the housing challenge for today and tomorrow, will take place from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Housing is much more than a roof over one’s head. It’s a source of individual security, dignity, and identity; a key factor in economic prosperity, health, and community well-being. Immigration has played a significant role in Canada’s population growth and composition, and with a challenging housing market, we need timely and reliable data to help guide the conversation on access and affordability.

An expert panel discussion and question period will follow immediately after the presentations.

While we encourage you to join us for both events to provide your input on these very important topics, please note there is an option to register for one or the other.

We sincerely hope you will join us in what will undoubtedly be a thought-provoking and fruitful discussions.

Best regards,

Western Region-Engagement

Statistics Canada

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