Anti-Black Racism in Nursing in Ontario

Tania Das Gupta


In Canada, racism in nursing was dramatically highlighted recently in the case of the Northwestern General Hospital in Toronto. In 1990 seven Black nurses and one Filipino nurse from the hospital filed complaints with the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). They claimed they had been subject to racial harassment and in some cases had been fired or forced to resign as a result. After four years of hearings and deliberations, the nurses achieved a landmark settlement with the hospital.

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Studies in Political Economy:
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