Doing more with our data

In a year that has shone a powerful light on systemic racism, the Commission continued to take steps to examine how our complaints process can better meet the needs of complainants who cite the grounds of race, colour, or national/ethnic origin in their discrimination complaints. As part of the Commission's commitment to anti-racist action, we are looking to gather disaggregated data from these complaints.

We established a project to retroactively collect and analyse race-based data from past complaints. We are also working to improve our ability to capture disaggregated race-based data from all new complaints that come to the Commission.


of the total complaints received by the Commission between 2015 and 2020 have been related to race or religion


increase in the number of
complaints based on
race or religion in past five years