Anti-Racism Action Plan
The Anti-Racism Action Plan for Prince Edward Island 2023-2028 will serve as a framework and structure that provides government with concrete actions to increase diversity within the civil service and to ensure there are policies in place to mitigate the experiences of racism and discrimination island-wide.
The vision of the action plan is to create an active, creative, open space that centers Indigenous ways of knowing and being. It will also elevate and amplify the global majority’s voices toward the construction of an equitable, flexible, and evolving system.
The action plan will be implemented by the Anti-Racism Office.
Goals of Anti-Racism Action Plan
- To improve the social, economic, educational, and health outcomes for racialized and Indigenous people living in Prince Edward Island.
- To ensure that policies, legislations, programs, and actions by government are informed and evidence-based
- To produce outcomes to mitigate racism and promote an inclusive environment where BIPOC communities, organizations, and groups can thrive
Pillars of Action
Pillar 1: Inclusive Culture and Community Cohesion
This Pillar refers to ways in which government uses tools or mechanisms to support a more inclusive, anti-racist culture in Island society.
Pillar 2: BIPOC Representation and Advancement
This pillar strives to ensure that all areas of the civil service, including leadership roles, are inclusive and represent racialized groups, Indigenous communities, and intersectionalities within those communities. This goal will be achieved when all leadership levels are representative and inclusive of Prince Edward Island’s racialized and Indigenous populations and those populations have access to improved career advancement opportunities via targeted investment in their career progression.
Pillar 3: Leadership, Legislation, Program, and Policy Review
Through increased education and training across government and with support from the Anti-Racism Office, public service leaders will be better equipped to apply an anti-racism lens in decision-making processes, promote and model inclusive leadership behaviors and achieve commitments made in this action plan.