Nearly All Chinese and South Asian British Columbians Have Faced Discrimination

While most have experienced a “moderate” or “small” amount of discrimination, only 16% say they have never encountered it. Vancouver, BC – In a groundbreaking survey of 658 Chinese and South Asian British Columbians conducted by Insights West through the Your Insights Multicultural Panel, more than four-in-five respondents say they have faced some form of… Read more »

Three-in-Ten Canadians Personally Impacted by Addiction

Poverty and affordable housing are also seen among the three most pressing social issues facing the country. This research is dedicated to the memory of Port Moody teenager Gwynevere Staddon. Our goal is to raise the bar on awareness and education, and to inspire governments, stakeholder groups, citizens, parents and youth to take action and… Read more »

Four-in-five “Visible Minority” British Columbians Have Experienced Discrimination or Racism

A majority of residents think immigration levels should either increase or stay at the current levels. Vancouver, B.C. – Despite support for multiculturalism by the vast majority of British Columbians, a new report by Vancity credit union indicates 82 per cent of visible minorities say they have experienced prejudice or some form of discrimination. The… Read more »

A Third of Canadian Social Media Users Have Encountered “Fake News”

Most time is spent on Facebook, but YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram are growing—particularly with young adults. Vancouver, BC – A surge in usage of Instagram and Snapchat across Canada, a worrying incidence of “fake news” and a high level of support for banning anonymous accounts are some of the highlights of the 2017 Canadian Social… Read more »