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Women without Canadian legal status are differentially impacted by COVID-19

By Sarah Wong Canada’s economic response plan to COVID-19 has helped many individuals stay financially afloat these past few months. Despite this, Lisa Rupert, Director of Housing Services and Violence Prevention for YWCA, states that the pandemic has differentially impacted women without Canadian legal status.

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The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Black Women

By Leah Nairn In Chicago, Black people make up 30% of the total population, but account for 70% of those killed by COVID-19 (1). These statistics are echoed in cities across the United States of America. In Canada, we only recently began collecting race-related data on COVID-19, but can assume that the statistics would lean in a similar direction (2).

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