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R&D Group issues Data Collection Recommendations for Race Reporting in Industry Recommandations For Race reports in Race

R&D Group issues Data Collection Recommendations for Race Reporting in Industry Recommandations For Race reports in Race

The Racial Equality Media Collective (REMC), a Canadian non-profit representing BIPOC creators in the film, television and digital media industries, issued recommendations for the collect of race-based data to promote diversity and inclusion initiatives.

The recommendations were conceived as a report based on government, funders, unions and broadcasters data. The report was commissioned by the REMC, which had hoped to generate etiquette, that there was little data to analyse the industry for analysis purposes due to the inadequate reporting practices within the organizations.

ReMC focused on reporting practices instead of identifying the barriers to accurate data collection, such as the prohibition of self-reporting and interpretation of the Privacy Act, and establishing a set of recommendations that encourage better reporting.

These include:

A data system to store and manage data - Making data accessible to BIPOC communities Using collaboration with BPO communities to create standards, targets and quotas.

As part of the recommendations, the REMC urged the federal government to implement a bill to encourage race-based data collection, set targets, demand accountability, and ensure that the community is reflected in leadership and policy design.

They also recommend the equitable distribution of federal tax credits, which are a large source of funding for the Canadian film and television industry, pointing out that they can't be distributed equitably without accurate quantitative data.

The REMC will continue to consult with the French and the English community about the implementation of these recommendations and best practices. The goal of this process is to publish these findings and more at the end of 2023.

re-mc.org/research.html. Check out the full report here.