The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (IDERD) is observed annually on March 21, to commemorate the day police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960. In Canada, this date is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made to date and recommit to eliminating racial discrimination, injustice and hate to ensure a world where everyone is respected and has equal access to safety and success.