2.5 Inequities in Health Promotion

Many individuals enter into learning spaces while experiencing inequities in their lives. Educators need to be aware of these inequities in order to support children, families, and one another in facing adversities. Not all children have equal access to resources and support, whether it be financial security, responsive relationships, freedom from abuse, access to resources, and protection from discrimination. Many of these barriers will be discussed later in the text. Environmental racism is a systemic issue that many children and families in Canada must endure. This is contradictory with the promotion of health being addressed at so many levels in Canada’s political system.


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