Statistics Canada presents Eh Sayers Season 2, Episode 1 which focuses on how cognitive bias, particularly that which presents itself through statistical data, risks perpetuating systemic racism in Canada.
Read below, or visit the Eh Sayers website, for more information.
Season 2, Episode 1 - March 16, 2022
Canada’s diversity and rich cultural heritage have been shaped by the people who have come from all over the world to call it home. But even in our multicultural society, eliminating all forms of discrimination remains a challenge. In this episode, we turn a critical eye to the ways that cognitive bias risks perpetuating systemic racism. Statistics are supposed to accurately reflect the world around us, but are all data created equal? Join us as we explore the role data can play to make Canada a more equal society for all.
- Tegan Bridge
- Sarah Messou-Ghelazzi, Communications Officer, Statistics Canada
- Filsan Hujaleh, Analyst, Centre for Social Data Insights and Innovation, Statistics Canada
- Jeff Latimer, Director General, accountable for Health, Justice, Diversity and Populations, Statistics Canada