A stereotype is a simple idea that we might have about a person or group with a racial background that is different to our own. We may feel this idea is true for all members of that group. For example, the idea that all Black people may be great at sports when in fact all Black people are not is a stereotype. In truth, some may be exceptional at academics, business, research, or in working with others. It is unlikely that all members of a racial group share all of the same skills and attributes. We need to question and learn about a range of racial, cultural, or religious groups to broaden our knowledge and understanding.
Canadian Centre for Diversity
This site offers educational resources that focus on celebrating diversity and inclusion in Canadian society.
Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination
Learn about racial discrimination. From the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission.
Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Features an online newsletter and glossary of terms related to racial discrimination.
A photogallery and video clips from a National Film Board video for teens about racial prejudice.
Professor studies stereotypes and impacts
Learn how people are affected by negative stereotypes. From the University of Waterloo.
In-depth: Racial Profiling
A CBC feature that examines the extent of racial profiling in Canadian society.