CMCC Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and April 14 International Day of Pink

International Day of Pink has one purpose, to create a more inclusive and diverse world.

Good afternoon students and employees,

During the COVID-19 pandemic, prejudicial attitudes and discrimination towards different groups that make up our multicultural community have intensified. Biases and misinformation, based on cultural identities have led to anti-Asian rhetoric, violence and harassment in North America and around the world. In Toronto, too, we have witnessed acts of vandalism and harassment targeting the Asian community.

CMCC condemns of all forms of racism, including anti-Asian racism. CMCC rejects the false notion that Asian communities are at blame for the pandemic and acknowledges the integral role that Asian Canadians play both at CMCC and within the community at large.

To the members of the Asian community at CMCC, we stand in solidarity with you as valued members of this institution. Racism, harassment, and violence suffered by the Asian community, like any other of our valued communities, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. 

Over the past few years, great strides have been taken at CMCC to create an environment where students, staff, and faculty feel safe, respected, and a sense of belonging. Equity, diversity and inclusion are fundamental pillars upon which CMCC stands, and together we will continue to work towards a culture that acknowledges and addresses the systemic discrimination of minority groups and marginalized populations.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 is the International Day of Pink. On this day we encourage members of the CMCC community to wear pink to show their solidarity with those who are striving to create a diverse and inclusive environment for all, including the Asian Community.

If you are a student and need support, please contact Kimberley Kelly, Director of Student Affairs (

If you are an employee, please contact Sharlene Browne, Director of Human Resources (


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