As an organization, the League of Canadian Poets is committed to recognizing the ongoing harm that marginalized communities face in Canada today. While our individual hearts break with each new headline of hate or discrimination, we are proud to issue formal statements of support for the affected communities, and to practice with an anti-oppression framework.
We stand in mourning alongside Indigenous communities who grieve the loss of the children and individuals whose remains continue to be discovered at residential school sites across the country.
We support the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop and stand in solidarity with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and PEN America in condemning all hate crimes against Asians and Asian Canadians, particularly the rise of these offenses since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and other marginalized communities who have been the targets and victims of racism, prejudice, police brutality, and acts of violence. We support all who speak out, take action, and peacefully protest to bring an end to systemic racism.
Please take time to read our full statements: