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Lorne Foster

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Department of Equity Studies
School of Public Policy and Administration

Professor
Director, Institute for Social Research

Office: 5054 Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Bldg.
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 44661
Email: lfoster@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/lfoster
Secondary website: Institute for Social Research (ISR)

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Lorne Foster is Professor, Public Policy & Equity Studies. He is the Director, Institute for Social Research (ISR); Chair, Community Safety Council (CSC); and a member of the President's Advisory Committee on Human Rights (PACHR). He is also the creator and Director, Diversity & Human Rights Certificate (DHRC) in partnership with the national Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) - which is the first academic-industry partnership sponsored by a national regulatory organization.

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Dr. Foster is currently the Principal Investigator of a major SSHRC PGD (2019-2021) grant for a project on “Blackness in Canada” – research examining Black Canadian identity, practice and experiences with the intent to build networks aimed at equity policy development, implementation and outcomes. He is also the Co-Principal Investigator for the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Traffic Stop Race Based Data Collection Project (2016-2019) – comparative research analysis of three years of race data collected by Ottawa Police following the landmark 2013-2015 ‘racial profiling’ study in Ottawa.

Dr. Foster's other major research projects over the last ten-years include: In 2018, he co-led a whole-of-government review of the Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (WDHP) Program and the Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP) for the Cabinet Office (CO), Ontario Public Service. In 2017-18, he served as a researcher and expert consultant with the Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD) and the Government of Ontario on the Anti-Racism Act, which came into force in the province on June 1, 2017 - assisting in the development of the province’s first Race Data Standard as well as the procedural regulations for the collection, use and management of race-related data in Ontario. In 2017-18, Dr. Foster served as a researcher and expert consultant for the Street Check Survey for the Independent Street Check (Carding) Review conducted by Justice Michael H. Tulloch. In 2017, he also co-led human rights training for all Principals and Managers in the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) - the province's third largest school board, with an enrollment of over 122,000 students. In 2016, he was the co-lead academic organizer for the Racial Profiling Policy Dialogue, in partnership with Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)and the Institute for Social Research (ISR). In 2015-16, he was the co-principal investigator for the Windsor Police Service (WPS) Human Rights Evaluation Project, conducting a human rights review and assessment of all WPS policies. From 2013-2016, he led the York University Research Team in conducting the Ottawa Police Service (OPS)Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project (TSRDCP), the largest race-based data collection study in Canadian policing history. In 2010-2011, he was the co-lead academic organizer for the first Canada-China Forum on International Labour Relations and Employment Standards - in Beijing China. In 2010, he also partnered with Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) in conjunction with Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (locally called CCMARD) - to develop and publish an inventory of 'best practice' tools that is now used as a standard for municipalities to combat racism across the province. In 2010-16, Dr. Foster was a Canada Research Team Member, SSHRC MCRI Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Project, housed at the Faculty of Law, UBC (2003-2016) – centred on the dynamic relationship between international trade and human rights law in Pacific Rim countries. In 2009-2012, he was the co-lead academic organizer for the Competing Human Rights Dialogue in partnership with the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), which culminated in the development of the first competing rights policy by any commission in the world.

Dr. Foster has written several academic journal articles and contributed chapters to a number of books. He has written over two-hundred articles for community and knowledge mobilization publications, as a result of which he was nominated for two Media Human Rights Awards, “for alerting, informing and sensitizing the public with regard to the nature and value of human rights in Canada.” He is also the author of a number of books including His books include Turnstile Immigration: Multiculturalism, Social Order and Social Justice in Canada (1998); Intercultural Relations (2002); Enhancing the Role of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination (2010) Writing Justice: Voicing Issues in the Third Media (2011); Balancing Competing Human Rights Claims in a Diverse Society (2012); and Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape (2018). His current research focus is on human rights and public policy linkages in as they relate to the area of race and ethnicity.

Degrees

Ph.D. Sociology, York University

Professional Leadership

• Director, Institute for Social Research • Director, Diversity & Human Rights Certificate • Chair, Community Safety Council • Director, Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law, 2009-2013 • Adjunct Scholar, Multicultural History Society of Ontario, U of T. • Member, Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) • Fellow of McLaughlin College, York University • Affiliate Member, CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre • Affiliated Faculty, Centre For Refugee Studies • Member, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association • Member, Centre for Public Policy and Law • Member, Centre for Practical Ethics

Community Contributions

Adjudication Panel - Morley S. Wolfe Anti-Racism Youth Book Competition 2006 to 2008. The youth book awards are an annual event sponsored by Toronto Residents in Partnership promoting anti-racism and anti-discrimination in public schools.

African Cultural Advisory Board, Toronto Zoo from 2005 to present. The Advisory Board provides community overview for the African Cultural Program at Canada's premier zoo, known for its interactive education, conservation activities, and unique wildlife experience. The Board mandate is to inspire people through cultural expression to live in ways that promote the well-being of the natural world.

Multiculturalism in Action Youth Project from 2004 to present. Multiculturalism in Action is an acclaimed education program for public schools that is designed to teach school children ages 6 to 12 about issues relating to multiculturalism and tolerance through puppetry. The success of the Multiculturalism in Action project, in the initial pilot project for the Toronto District School Board, has led to the development of national outreach.

Ethno-Racial Coalition and Social Action Committee from 2003 to 2005. ERCSA is a multi-ethnic and multi-racial organization dedicated to the enhancement of multiculturalism and economic inclusion in society and community capacity building. ERCSE is engaged in public education forums, business mentoring and youth leadership development projects in minority and inner-city communities.

Canadians Against Slavery and Torture (CAST) from 2003 to present. CAST is a community coalition and campaign that is dedicated to public education and acts as political lobby against the existence of slavery in the Sudan and torture in the global society. CAST currently has a grant application pending with the Foreign Affairs and International Trade department of the federal government.

Toronto Residents in Partnership (TRIP) from 2002 to present. TRIP is a not-for-profit corporation (successor to the North York Committee on Community, Race and Ethnic Relations), mandated to promote racial harmony and understanding through programs in the areas of community development, education and police services.

Director for The Concerned Kids Charities of Toronto (Communication through Puppetry) from 2002 to 2006. As a member of the Board of Directors I oversee the organizational commitment to public awareness and education for primary and secondary school children in various anti-discrimination programs.

Blacks & Jews in Dialogue of the League for Human Rights from 1999 to 2004. The League for Human Rights was a finalist for the 2001 Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award of Excellence. The goal of the BJD is to build community partnerships and to strengthen existing alliances within communities. Its mandate is to promote better understanding of cultural diversity, particularly among youth and it also provides a manual containing models of programming for Black and Jewish communities across the country, which can be adapted for other joint community dialogues and initiatives.

Taking Action Against Hate Project, League for Human Rights from 2001 to 2004. I help conduct public education and awareness workshops for school districts, law enforcement organizations, and community and professional associations focusing on hate and hate crimes in a human rights context. I have also been instrumental in launching a training manual entitled "Taking Action Against Hate" that has become a standard resource for governmental and non-governmental organizations in the field of anti-discrimination work.

Member, Urban Alliance on Race Relations 1986 to 2000. The UARR is a non-profit charitable organization consisting of and engages in seminars and conferences on race relations concerns. Working with Boards of Education to develop and implement policies and programs working with police to improve relations with minority racial communities.

Research Interests

Multiculturalism , Race and Racism, Political Economy, Youth, Public Policy Analysis, Public Policy Formation & Equity Studies

Current Research Projects

Blackness in Canada: Transforming the Nature and not Just the Face of Social Science Research

    Summary:

    The “Blackness in Canada” research project examines Black Canadian identity, practice and experiences with the intent to build networks aimed at equity policy development, implementation and outcomes.

    Description:

    The research has four objectives: (1) to investigate the Black Canadian population as a national ethnoracial identity; (2) to investigate how the experiences of Black Canadians are shaped by intersecting social, political, and economic factors; (3) to determine the most promising approaches to alleviate anti-Black racism experienced by them; and, (4) to create a framework for a comprehensive policy network to adapt to Black community issues using a holistic approach.

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    Role: Primary Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2019

    End Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2022

    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Review of the Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (WDHP) Program and Related Components of the Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP)

    Summary:

    This project involved a whole-of-government program evaluation on behalf of the Cabinet Office and the Government of Ontario of fhe Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (WDHP) Program and related components of the Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP).

    Description:

    The purpose of the whole-of-government review of the Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (WDHP) Program and related components of the Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP) through an intersectional anti-racism perspective (with particular attention to anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racisms) were twofold:

    1. Assess the extent to which the current policy and complaint process are addressing and meeting the concerns of Indigenous, Black and racialized employees and identify any patterns or trends in the processing of race-based complaints.

    2. Make recommendations on what improvements are needed to the WDHP Program and related components of the RWP, including how direct, indirect and systemic race-based discrimination issues can be identified, monitored and resolved.

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    Role: Co-Principle Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2017

    End Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2018

    Funders:
    Anti-Racism Directorate, Government of Ontario
Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project II

    Summary:

    This research project provides an evidence-based comparative analysis of three subsequent years of race data collected by Ottawa Police following the landmark 2013 2015 ‘racial profiling’ study in Ottawa.

    Description:

    This is a three-year follow-up data analysis following the largest ‘racial profiling’ study ever conducted in Canada. The goals of the race data collection project II is the assess the differences in police-citizen relations by comparing the race disproportionalities in traffic stops in the city of Ottawa over a six-year period, and to provide recommendations for Ottawa Police Services in conjunction with the goal of bias-neutral policing.

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    Role: Co-Principle Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2016

    End Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2019

    Funders:
    Ottawa Police Service and City of Ottawa
Windsor Police Service (WPS) Human Rights Project Evaluation

    Summary:

    An evaluation of the implementation of the Human Rights Project Charter by the Windsor Police Service.

    Description:

    This research report provides an assessment of the Windsor Police Services' Human Rights Project Charter involving strategies to embedded human rights principles and values in all 210 of the Services employment and service delivery policies

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    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2015

    End Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2016

    Funders:
    Windsor Police Service - City of Windsor
Traffic Stop Race Based Data Collection Project

    Summary:

    This project involves the collection and analysis of traffic stops over three-year period in city of Ottawa.

    Description:

    This is the largest ‘racial profiling’ study ever conducted in Canada. The goals of the race data collection project is the provision of a management tool for monitoring and reviewing traffic stops and the identification of the patterns of racial groups among all traffic stops in Ottawa

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    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2013

    End Date:
      Month: Jul   Year: 2016

    Funders:
    Ottawa Police Services - City of Ottawa
Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations

    Summary:

    Established cross-sectoral/community engagement partnerships with the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB), Beijing China.

    Description:

    This international forum was the first sponsored by Canada’s Ministry of Labour and the Trade and Labour Program (Labour Program Of Human Resources And Skills Development Canada And The Ministry Of Human ITLP) – in support of the 2007-2009 Cooperation Framework Between The Resources And Social Security Of The People’s Republic Of China In The Field Of Industrial Relations And Labour Standards.

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: May   Year: 2011

    Collaborator Institution: Capital University of Economics and Trade (Beijing China)
    Funders:
    Ministry of Labour and the Trade and Labour Program
Towards a Policy Framework to Address Competing Human Rights Claims

    Summary:

    Policy Dialogue and special journal publication on Competing Human Rights Claims in partnership with the York Centre for Public Policy and Law and the Ontario Human Rights Commission

    Description:

    This academic-governmental agency partnership sought to both inform and shift how differently situated people from across society - ordinary citizens, journalists, human rights lawyers,advocates, and academics - think about competing human rights claims.It was designed as a major step toward the formation of a new policy for the OHRC in the area of competing human rights claims.

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    Role: Co-Principle Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2009

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2010

    Collaborator Institution: Ontario Human Rights Commission
    Funders:
    Ontario Human Rights Commission
    Law Society of Canada
    York Centre for Human Rights
Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Project: Understanding Integrated Compliance with International Trade and Human Rights Standards from a Comparative Perspective

    Summary:

    Collaborative research in Canada, Japan, and China on legal consciousness and legal cultural in human rights and international trade disputes

    Description:

    Explores intersecting themes that revolve around the impact of globalization in countries on the Asia Pacific Rim and examines the significance of legal culture as a mediator of that impact.

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    Start Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2009

    End Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2016

    Collaborator: PI: Pitman Potter
    Collaborator Institution: UBC
    Funders:
    SSHRC MCRI
Books

Publication
Year

Lorne Foster, Les Jacobs and Bobby Siu (Eds). 2018. Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape. Toronto: Irwin Law.

2018

Shaheen Amiz, Lorne Foster and Les Jacobs. (Eds) . 2012. Balancing Competing Human Rights in a Diverse Society: Institutions, Policy, Principles, Applications. Toronto: Irwin Law.

2012

Lorne Foster. 2011. Writing Justice: Voicing Issues in the Third Media. Toronto: Multicultural History Society, University of Toronto.

2011

Lorne Foster. 2010. Enhancing the Role of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination: Inventory Of Tools For Evaluating Municipal Policies Aimed At Fighting Racism And Discrimination. Toronto: Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

2010

Lorne Foster. 1998. Turnstile Immigration: Multiculturalism, Social Order and Social Justice in Canada. Toronto: Thompson Educational Press.

1998

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2018. “The Importance of Collecting Race Data: Preventing Racial Profiling and Promoting Inclusive Citizenship.” In L. Foster L. Jacobs, B. Siu & S. Azmi (Eds.). Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape. Toronto: Irwin Law. (pp. 221-255).

2018

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2018. “Community Engagement in Policing: As a Dialogic Tool for Combating Racial Profiling.” In L. Foster L. Jacobs, B. Siu & S. Azmi (Eds.). Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape. Toronto: Irwin Law. (pp. 271-298).

2018

Lorne Foster. 2015. “Black and Mad and Black and Bad: Implicit Bias as a Psychosocial Determinant of Black Canadian Mental Health and Well-being.” In M..Jacobs and L.A. Visano (Eds). Righting” Humanity in My Time?. Toronto: APF Press.

2015

Lorne Foster (and Les Jacobs). 2012. “Framing Competing Human Rights Claims: The Promise of Shared Social Citizenship.” In Shaheen Amiz, Lorne Foster and Les Jacobs. (Eds) . 2012. Balancing Competing Human Rights in a Diverse Society: Institutions, Policy, Principles, Applications. Toronto: Irwin Law. (pp. 225-241).

2012

Lorne Foster. 2010. “The Foreign Credentials Gap: Understanding the Dynamics of Racialized Immigration in Canada.” In Stephen E. Bosanac and Merle Jacobs (Eds.). Work, Occupations and Professionalization. Toronto: de Sitter Publications. (pp. 215-257).

2010

Foster, Lorne. 2009. The 21st Century Taxi Driver: An Examination of the Hidden Injuries of Race in Urban Canada. In Reza Barmaki (Ed.). Racism, Culture and the Law: Critical Readings. Toronto: APF Press. (pp. 133-164).

2009

Foster, Lorne. 2009. “The Role Of The ‘Third Media’ In Minority Empowerment.” In Arnold Itwaru (Ed.). The White Supremacist State: Eurocentrism, Imperialism, Colonialism, Racism. Toronto: Other Eye (263-315).

2009

Foster, Lorne. 2008. “Foreign Credentials in Canada's Multicultural Society.” In Maria Wallis and Siu-ming Kwok (Eds.). Daily Struggles: The Deepening Racialization and Feminization of Poverty in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, Inc. (pp. 129-142).

2008

Foster, Lorne. 2008. “The Devaluation of Foreign Doctors: Discourses on Culture and Power in Canada’s Medical Profession.” In Merle Jacobs (Ed.). Critical Readings in Health. Toronto: APF Press. (pp. 96-147).

2008

Foster, Lorne. 2006. In Stephen E. Bosanac and Merle Jacobs (Eds.). "Foreign Credentials in Canada's Multicultural Society." In The Professionalization of Work. Toronto: de Sitter Publications, (pp. 282-335).

2006

Foster, Lorne. 1994. “City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit.” In Peter Preston and P. Simpson Housley (Eds.). Writing The City: Literature and the Urban Experience. London: Rutledge Kegan Paul, (pp. 125-149).

1994

Foster, Lorne. 1992. “Small Talk In The Big City: A Look at Some of the Dimensions of Everyday Conversation.” In Kent Gerecke (Ed.). The Canadian City. Montreal: Black Rose Books, (pp. 39-48).

1992

Foster, Lorne. 1991. “The Countercultural Aspects of the Bebop Era.” In Robert Witmer (Ed.). Ethnomusicology in Canada. Toronto: Institute for Canadian Music, University of Toronto, (pp. 81-91).

1991

Monographs

Publication
Year

Lorne Foster and Les Jacobs. 2016. Labour and Human Rights in China and Canada. Special Edition of APDR Journal on Labour and Human Rights http://www.apdr.iar.ubc.ca. (forthcoming)

2016

Lorne Foster. 2002. Intercultural Relations: The Black/Jewish Dialogue. Toronto: League for Human Rights.

2010

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2017. “Community Engagement as a Tool for Combating Racial Profiling.” In Shaheen Azmi, Lorne Foster & Lesley Jacobs, Guest Editors), Racial Profiling and Human Rights Policy, special issue of the Journal of Canadian Diversity (published in partnership with the Ontario Human Rights Commission) April. Volume 14, No 1 (pp. 43-46). (Also in French translation). http://www.ohrc.on.ca/sites/default/files/Racial%20Profiling%20and%20Human%20Rights_Canadian%20Diversity.pdf.

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2017. “Inclusive Workplace Practice in Canada: Competing Equalities in an Industrial-Mobile Society.” In L. Foster and L. Jacobs (Eds). Labour and Human Rights in China and Canada. University of British Columbia. Special Edition of Asian Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Working Papers Series. (pp. 1-11). http://apdr.iar.ubc.ca/dissemination/publications/workingpapers-series/volume-4-labour/volume4number1/

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2017. “Introduction: Labour and Human Rights.” In L. Foster and L. Jacobs (Eds). Labour and Human Rights in China and Canada. University of British Columbia. Special Edition of Asian Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Working Papers Series. (pp. 1-2). http://apdr.iar.ubc.ca/dissemination/publications/workingpapers-series/volume-4-labour/volume4number1/

2017

Lorne Foster. 2017. “Learning Networks as a Tool for Good Governance: The Case of the Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations and Employment Standards.” In L. Foster and L. Jacobs (Eds). Labour and Human Rights in China and Canada. University of British Columbia. Special Edition of Asian Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Working Papers Series. (pp. 1-22). http://apdr.iar.ubc.ca/dissemination/publications/workingpapers-series/volume-4-labour/volume4number1/.

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs & Bobby Sui). 2017. “The Ottawa Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project (TSRDCP).” In Shaheen Amiz, Lorne Foster and Les Jacobs (Eds.), Racial Profiling and Human Rights Policy, special issue of the Journal of Canadian Diversity (published in partnership with the Ontario Human Rights Commission), April. Volume 14, No 1 (pp. 16-18). (Also in French translation). http://www.ohrc.on.ca/sites/default/files/Racial%20Profiling%20and%20Human%20Rights_Canadian%20Diversity.pdf.

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2017. “Why Police Should Collect Racial Data.” In Shaheen Amiz, Lorne Foster and Les Jacobs. (Eds). Racial Profiling and Human Rights Policy, special issue of the Journal of Canadian Diversity (published in partnership with the Ontario Human Rights Commission), April. Volume 14, No 1 (pp. 48-51). (Also in French translation). http://www.ohrc.on.ca/sites/default/files/Racial%20Profiling%20and%20Human%20Rights_Canadian%20Diversity.pdf.

2017

Lorne Foster. 2015. “Organizational Change and the Policy on Removing the Canadian Experience Barrier.” Journal of Promising Practices on Diversity and Equity. (Vol. 2, No. 1, 20-28).

2015

Lorne Foster & Lesley Jacobs. 2012. “Workplace Practice and Diversity In Canada: Employment Policy in Global Modernity.” Think India Quarterly. (Vol. 15, No. 3 September, pp. 57-72).

2012

Lorne Foster (with Daniel Cohn and Ian Greene). 2011. “Learning From History: Program Reviews And Public Safety.” Policy Options. Institute for Research on Public Policy, (Vol. 32, No. 2, February, 8-13).

2011

Lorne Foster. 2011. “The Foreign Credentials Gap in Canada: The Case For Targeted Universalism. Directions. Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Research and Policy on Eliminating Racism. (Vol., 3, No. 3 March, 22-36).

2011

Lorne Foster. 2011. “Equity and Inclusive Workplace Policies in Canada.” Industrial Relations and Labour Employment Working Papers. Capital University of Economics and Business Beijing. (Vol. 1, No. 1 October, pp. 11-15).

2011

Foster, Lorne and Lesley Jacobs. 2010. “Shared Citizenship as the Context for Competing Human Rights Claims: Towards A Social Policy Framework.” In Shaheen Azmi, Lorne Foster and Lesley Jacobs. Eds. 2010. Toward a Policy Framework for Addressing Competing Human Rights Claims. Canadian Diversity, Volume 24:5 Fall 2010.

2010

Foster, Lorne. 2009. “Lawyers of Colour and Racialized Immigrants With Foreign Legal Degrees: An Examination of The Institutionalized Processes of Social Nullification.” International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, Vol. 2, No. 1, June 2009, 189-217.

2009

Foster, Lorne. 2008. “Foreign Trained Doctors in Canada: Cultural Contingency and Cultural Democracy in the Medical Profession,” International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2008, 1-25.

2008

Foster, Lorne. 1992. "Small Talk In The Big City: A Look at Some of the Dimensions of Everyday Conversation," City Magazine, 1988 (vol. 10, No. 1). [This paper has also been published in Ken Gerecke (ed.) The Canadian City Black Rose Books, (pp. 25-54).]

1992

Foster, Lorne. 1990. "The Cauldron of Ethnicity," Currents, Readings in Race Relations, (Vol. 6, No. 1, pp.5-11).

1990

Foster, Lorne. 1989. “Ethnic Marketing And Human Resource Development: The Case of Blacks in Canada,” Human Affairs, An International Journal of Social Studies, (16), pp. 106-126).

1989

Foster, Lorne. 1988. “Canada Needs Skilled Immigrants,” The African Messenger, July (Vol. 1, No. 6, pp. 19-44).

1988

Foster, Lorne. 1987. “The Native Demand for Self-Government,” Currents, Readings in Race Relations, (Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 5-16).

1987

Foster, Lorne. 1987. “The Political Experience of Blackness in Canada,” Human Affairs, An International Journal of Social Studies, (Vol. 12, pp. 25-53).

1987

Foster, Lorne. 1986. “The Paint Job: Definitional Negotiations Between House Painters and Their Clients,” Qualitative Research, An Ethnographic and Interactionist Perspective, (Vol. 4, pp 111-130).

1986

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Human Rights in the Public Sector.” Public Policy and Administration, and Human Resource Management Intensive Training Program For Palestinian National School of Administration Instructors, York University, Toronto, Canada, May 22, 2014.

2014

“Empowering Differences in the Workplace” Ministry of the Attorney General Legal Services Division – Diversity in Law Student Recruitment – Best Practices Workshop, 900 Bay Street, MacDonald Block, Erie/Thames/St. Clair Room, Toronto, July 19, 2012.

2012

“The Role of Education in Poverty Eradication.” Poverty Eradication Conference. Human Rights Participatory Growth and Poverty Eradication Program (HRPEP). Conference Moderator. York University, Toronto. May 28, 2012

2012

• “Balancing Competing Human Rights Claims: From Jurisprudence To Policy.” Checking Our Constitution@30: The Influence of the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Legislation, Identities and Federalism. Hosted by the Association for Canadian Studies, The Faculty of Law (Civil Law), University of Ottawa and the Public Law Group of the Faculty of Law (Common Law) University of Ottawa. April 17-18, 2012.

2012

“Learning Networks as a Tool for Good Governance: The Case of the Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations and Employment Standards.” Research Design Workshop of Trade in Comparative Perspective, held in Delhi. Co-hosted by the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre and the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. December 8-10, 2011.

2011

“Designing Research to Influence Public Policy.” The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness CIHR training program Health Systems and Health Equity Research Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). October 20, 2011.

2011

“The Changing Global Landscape for International Trade and Human Rights Linkages.” Session Workshop Chair, SSHRC MCRI ASIA PACIFIC DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROJECT. Hosted by the York Centre for Public Policy & Law and the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada, October 13-14, 2011.

2011

“Workplace Inclusion Strategies in Canada.” This is a partnership between Centre for Public Policy and Law (YCPPL) in Canada and Capital University of Economics and Business in China. Referred Paper presented at The Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations and Labour Employment. Beijing China. May 6 & 7, 2011.

2011

“Testing a Competing Rights Policy Framework in the Toronto Secondary School Board (TSSB).” This is a partnership between York Centre for Public Policy and Law (YCPPL) and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). In the first phase the YCPPL and OHRC co-sponsored a Policy Dialogue and Community Engagement Working Series entitled to take place in March 5-6 of 2010, with a bilingual publication of the proceedings. In the second phase, the YCPPL and the OHRC are continuing the partnership of testing the competing rights policy framework in the Toronto Secondary School Board (TSSB), December 6-7, 2010’

2010

“What Is Conflict and How Can It Be Resolved.” Towards a Framework to Address Competing Human Rights Claims. Refereed Paper presented at the Balancing Conflicting Rights Policy Dialogue sponsored by the Ontario Human Rights Commission and York Centre for Public Policy and Law, York University. March 5 & 6, 2010.

2010

“Enhancing the Role of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination.” Inventory Of Tools For Evaluating Municipal Policies Aimed At Fighting Racism And Discrimination York University Report Presented To The Ontario Human Rights Commission And The Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Refereed Paper presented at the Canadian Council of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) Round Table. January 28, 2010.

2010

“Towards a Social Policy Approach to Competing Rights.” Towards a Framework to Address Competing Human Rights Claims. Refereed Paper co-presented with Les Jacobs at the Balancing Conflicting Rights Policy Dialogue sponsored by the Ontario Human Rights Commission and York Centre for Public Policy and Law, York University. March 5 & 6, 2010.

2010

“Whithering Democratic Heights? Contested Terrains and the struggle for equity and accountability in Canadian Universities.” Organizer, Chair and Discussant. Conference Session held at University of British Columbia, sponsored by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, June 2008.

2008

“Globalization and Transnational Immigration: The Changing Family Structure, Work, Identity and Organizational Practices.” Organizer, Chair and Discussant. Conference Session held at York University, sponsored by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, June 2006.

2006

“Race Discourse, Modernity and the Politics of Fear and Exclusion.” Chair, Conference Session held at York University, sponsored by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, June 2006.

2006

“The Role of 'Third Media' in Minority Empowerment.” Refereed Paper presented at The Annual New College Conference on Racism and National Consciousness. Race, Nation, State and Racial Profiling, New College, University of Toronto, October 29 and 30, 2005.

2005

"Anti-racism: Four Strategic Approaches." Paper presented at the United Way of Burlington, Hamilton-Wentworth, Hamilton Ontario, Canada, March 2003.

2003

"Diversity Training and Anti-racism Education." Paper presented at London Cross Cultural Learning Centre, City of London, Ontario, Canada, May, 2003.

2003

"Multicultural Youth Outreach and Leadership Development." Presentation and facilitator at the League for Human Rights, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, January 2003.

2003

"Responding to Racism and Antisemitism." Paper presented at the Canadian Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 2002.

2002

"Taking Action Against Hate." Presentation and facilitator at Peel Multicultural Council. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, November 2002.

2002

"Taking Action Against Hate." Presentation and facilitator at Somali Canadian Community, City of York, Ontario, Canada, July 2002.

2002

"Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes", Paper presented at the League For Human Rights, International Week For the Elimination of Racism. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 2001.

2001

World Conference Against Racism Review. Moderator for panel discussion on "Reparations and Racism: Life After Durban," at the League For Human Rights, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 2001.

2001

"Responding to Racism and Antisemitism." Paper presented at the Jamaican Canadian Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 2000.

2000

The Campaign to Defend Immigrants and Refugees (CDIR). "Forum on Canada's Treatment of Immigrants and Refugees." Refereed Paper presented on "Racism and Mainstream Media Coverage of Canadian Immigration", Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 2000.

2000

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). Race Data and Traffic Stops in Ottawa II, 2016-2018: A Report on Ottawa and the Police Districts. Report for Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) and Ottawa Police Service (OPS), 2019 (November 69 pp – Also in French Translation). https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/about-us/resources/.TSRDCP_York_Research_Report.pdf

2019

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Scot Wortley), Perceptions and Experiences with Police Stops in Ontario. Since January 1, 2018 (Independent Police Checks Review, Government of Ontario, August, 36 pp.)

2018

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Scot Wortley). Anti-Racism Directorate Survey: Report of Findings. Report for the Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD), Ontario Public Service, Government of Ontario. 2017 (March, 2017, 129 pp).

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Scot Wortley). Consultation Report for the Framework on Race Data Collection, Management and Reporting: Broader Public Sector. Report for the Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD), Ontario Public Service, Government of Ontario. 2017 (March, 15 pp)

2017

Lorne Foster. Expert Witness Report on Foreign-Trained Professionals of African Descent. Health Professions Appeal and Review Board. In The Matter of a Registration Hearing – Medicine Between: The Registration Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario –And – Dr. IMG. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario 80 College Street Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E2. 2017 (April, 26 pp.).

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Scot Wortley). Framework for the Collection, Use and Management of Race-Related Data, Report for the Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD), Ontario Public Service, Government of Ontario. 2017 (March, 34 pp).

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Scot Wortley). International Scan of Race Data Collection Methods and Categories. Report for the Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD), Ontario Public Service, Government of Ontario. 2017 (March, 15 pp).

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Bobby Siu). Race Data and Traffic Stops in Ottawa, 2013-2015: A Report on Ottawa and the Police Districts. Report for Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) and Ottawa Police Service (OPS), 2016 (October 72 pp – Also in French Translation). https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/about-us/resources/.TSRDCP_York_Research_Report.pdf

2016

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). Human Rights Evaluation Report: Windsor Police Service Human Rights Project. Report for the Windsor Police Service (WPS), 2015 (November 73 pp.). http://www.police.windsor.on.ca/about/human-rights/Documents/Final%20REPORT_Foster_Jacobs%20January%202016.1.pdf

2015

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). Final Report on the Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations and Labour Rights, Beijing, China, May 2011. Submitted to the International Trade and Labour Program, HRSDC, for the Labour Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), 2012 (April, 33 pp.)

2012

Lorne Foster. Learning Networks as a Tool for Good Governance: The Case of the Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations and Employment Standards. Report for the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre and the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia, 2012 (January, 20 pp.).

2012


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HREQ3890 6.0 A Social Justice: Theory & Practice TUTR
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HREQ3890 6.0 A Social Justice: Theory & Practice LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2020 GS/PPAL6130 3.0 A Equity, Policy, Law and Planning LECT
Summer 2020 GS/PPAL6130 3.0 B Equity, Policy, Law and Planning LECT


Lorne Foster is Professor, Public Policy & Equity Studies. He is the Director, Institute for Social Research (ISR); Chair, Community Safety Council (CSC); and a member of the President's Advisory Committee on Human Rights (PACHR). He is also the creator and Director, Diversity & Human Rights Certificate (DHRC) in partnership with the national Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) - which is the first academic-industry partnership sponsored by a national regulatory organization.

Dr. Foster is currently the Principal Investigator of a major SSHRC PGD (2019-2021) grant for a project on “Blackness in Canada” – research examining Black Canadian identity, practice and experiences with the intent to build networks aimed at equity policy development, implementation and outcomes. He is also the Co-Principal Investigator for the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Traffic Stop Race Based Data Collection Project (2016-2019) – comparative research analysis of three years of race data collected by Ottawa Police following the landmark 2013-2015 ‘racial profiling’ study in Ottawa.

Dr. Foster's other major research projects over the last ten-years include: In 2018, he co-led a whole-of-government review of the Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (WDHP) Program and the Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP) for the Cabinet Office (CO), Ontario Public Service. In 2017-18, he served as a researcher and expert consultant with the Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD) and the Government of Ontario on the Anti-Racism Act, which came into force in the province on June 1, 2017 - assisting in the development of the province’s first Race Data Standard as well as the procedural regulations for the collection, use and management of race-related data in Ontario. In 2017-18, Dr. Foster served as a researcher and expert consultant for the Street Check Survey for the Independent Street Check (Carding) Review conducted by Justice Michael H. Tulloch. In 2017, he also co-led human rights training for all Principals and Managers in the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) - the province's third largest school board, with an enrollment of over 122,000 students. In 2016, he was the co-lead academic organizer for the Racial Profiling Policy Dialogue, in partnership with Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)and the Institute for Social Research (ISR). In 2015-16, he was the co-principal investigator for the Windsor Police Service (WPS) Human Rights Evaluation Project, conducting a human rights review and assessment of all WPS policies. From 2013-2016, he led the York University Research Team in conducting the Ottawa Police Service (OPS)Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project (TSRDCP), the largest race-based data collection study in Canadian policing history. In 2010-2011, he was the co-lead academic organizer for the first Canada-China Forum on International Labour Relations and Employment Standards - in Beijing China. In 2010, he also partnered with Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) in conjunction with Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (locally called CCMARD) - to develop and publish an inventory of 'best practice' tools that is now used as a standard for municipalities to combat racism across the province. In 2010-16, Dr. Foster was a Canada Research Team Member, SSHRC MCRI Asia Pacific Dispute Resolution Project, housed at the Faculty of Law, UBC (2003-2016) – centred on the dynamic relationship between international trade and human rights law in Pacific Rim countries. In 2009-2012, he was the co-lead academic organizer for the Competing Human Rights Dialogue in partnership with the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), which culminated in the development of the first competing rights policy by any commission in the world.

Dr. Foster has written several academic journal articles and contributed chapters to a number of books. He has written over two-hundred articles for community and knowledge mobilization publications, as a result of which he was nominated for two Media Human Rights Awards, “for alerting, informing and sensitizing the public with regard to the nature and value of human rights in Canada.” He is also the author of a number of books including His books include Turnstile Immigration: Multiculturalism, Social Order and Social Justice in Canada (1998); Intercultural Relations (2002); Enhancing the Role of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination (2010) Writing Justice: Voicing Issues in the Third Media (2011); Balancing Competing Human Rights Claims in a Diverse Society (2012); and Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape (2018). His current research focus is on human rights and public policy linkages in as they relate to the area of race and ethnicity.

Degrees

Ph.D. Sociology, York University

Professional Leadership

• Director, Institute for Social Research • Director, Diversity & Human Rights Certificate • Chair, Community Safety Council • Director, Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law, 2009-2013 • Adjunct Scholar, Multicultural History Society of Ontario, U of T. • Member, Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) • Fellow of McLaughlin College, York University • Affiliate Member, CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre • Affiliated Faculty, Centre For Refugee Studies • Member, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association • Member, Centre for Public Policy and Law • Member, Centre for Practical Ethics

Community Contributions

Adjudication Panel - Morley S. Wolfe Anti-Racism Youth Book Competition 2006 to 2008. The youth book awards are an annual event sponsored by Toronto Residents in Partnership promoting anti-racism and anti-discrimination in public schools.

African Cultural Advisory Board, Toronto Zoo from 2005 to present. The Advisory Board provides community overview for the African Cultural Program at Canada's premier zoo, known for its interactive education, conservation activities, and unique wildlife experience. The Board mandate is to inspire people through cultural expression to live in ways that promote the well-being of the natural world.

Multiculturalism in Action Youth Project from 2004 to present. Multiculturalism in Action is an acclaimed education program for public schools that is designed to teach school children ages 6 to 12 about issues relating to multiculturalism and tolerance through puppetry. The success of the Multiculturalism in Action project, in the initial pilot project for the Toronto District School Board, has led to the development of national outreach.

Ethno-Racial Coalition and Social Action Committee from 2003 to 2005. ERCSA is a multi-ethnic and multi-racial organization dedicated to the enhancement of multiculturalism and economic inclusion in society and community capacity building. ERCSE is engaged in public education forums, business mentoring and youth leadership development projects in minority and inner-city communities.

Canadians Against Slavery and Torture (CAST) from 2003 to present. CAST is a community coalition and campaign that is dedicated to public education and acts as political lobby against the existence of slavery in the Sudan and torture in the global society. CAST currently has a grant application pending with the Foreign Affairs and International Trade department of the federal government.

Toronto Residents in Partnership (TRIP) from 2002 to present. TRIP is a not-for-profit corporation (successor to the North York Committee on Community, Race and Ethnic Relations), mandated to promote racial harmony and understanding through programs in the areas of community development, education and police services.

Director for The Concerned Kids Charities of Toronto (Communication through Puppetry) from 2002 to 2006. As a member of the Board of Directors I oversee the organizational commitment to public awareness and education for primary and secondary school children in various anti-discrimination programs.

Blacks & Jews in Dialogue of the League for Human Rights from 1999 to 2004. The League for Human Rights was a finalist for the 2001 Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award of Excellence. The goal of the BJD is to build community partnerships and to strengthen existing alliances within communities. Its mandate is to promote better understanding of cultural diversity, particularly among youth and it also provides a manual containing models of programming for Black and Jewish communities across the country, which can be adapted for other joint community dialogues and initiatives.

Taking Action Against Hate Project, League for Human Rights from 2001 to 2004. I help conduct public education and awareness workshops for school districts, law enforcement organizations, and community and professional associations focusing on hate and hate crimes in a human rights context. I have also been instrumental in launching a training manual entitled "Taking Action Against Hate" that has become a standard resource for governmental and non-governmental organizations in the field of anti-discrimination work.

Member, Urban Alliance on Race Relations 1986 to 2000. The UARR is a non-profit charitable organization consisting of and engages in seminars and conferences on race relations concerns. Working with Boards of Education to develop and implement policies and programs working with police to improve relations with minority racial communities.

Research Interests

Multiculturalism , Race and Racism, Political Economy, Youth, Public Policy Analysis, Public Policy Formation & Equity Studies

Current Research Projects

Blackness in Canada: Transforming the Nature and not Just the Face of Social Science Research

    Summary:

    The “Blackness in Canada” research project examines Black Canadian identity, practice and experiences with the intent to build networks aimed at equity policy development, implementation and outcomes.

    Description:

    The research has four objectives: (1) to investigate the Black Canadian population as a national ethnoracial identity; (2) to investigate how the experiences of Black Canadians are shaped by intersecting social, political, and economic factors; (3) to determine the most promising approaches to alleviate anti-Black racism experienced by them; and, (4) to create a framework for a comprehensive policy network to adapt to Black community issues using a holistic approach.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Primary Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2019

    End Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2022

    Funders:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Review of the Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (WDHP) Program and Related Components of the Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP)

    Summary:

    This project involved a whole-of-government program evaluation on behalf of the Cabinet Office and the Government of Ontario of fhe Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (WDHP) Program and related components of the Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP).

    Description:

    The purpose of the whole-of-government review of the Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention (WDHP) Program and related components of the Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP) through an intersectional anti-racism perspective (with particular attention to anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racisms) were twofold:

    1. Assess the extent to which the current policy and complaint process are addressing and meeting the concerns of Indigenous, Black and racialized employees and identify any patterns or trends in the processing of race-based complaints.

    2. Make recommendations on what improvements are needed to the WDHP Program and related components of the RWP, including how direct, indirect and systemic race-based discrimination issues can be identified, monitored and resolved.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-Principle Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2017

    End Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2018

    Funders:
    Anti-Racism Directorate, Government of Ontario
Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project II

    Summary:

    This research project provides an evidence-based comparative analysis of three subsequent years of race data collected by Ottawa Police following the landmark 2013 2015 ‘racial profiling’ study in Ottawa.

    Description:

    This is a three-year follow-up data analysis following the largest ‘racial profiling’ study ever conducted in Canada. The goals of the race data collection project II is the assess the differences in police-citizen relations by comparing the race disproportionalities in traffic stops in the city of Ottawa over a six-year period, and to provide recommendations for Ottawa Police Services in conjunction with the goal of bias-neutral policing.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-Principle Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Jun   Year: 2016

    End Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2019

    Funders:
    Ottawa Police Service and City of Ottawa
Windsor Police Service (WPS) Human Rights Project Evaluation

    Summary:

    An evaluation of the implementation of the Human Rights Project Charter by the Windsor Police Service.

    Description:

    This research report provides an assessment of the Windsor Police Services' Human Rights Project Charter involving strategies to embedded human rights principles and values in all 210 of the Services employment and service delivery policies

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2015

    End Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2016

    Funders:
    Windsor Police Service - City of Windsor
Traffic Stop Race Based Data Collection Project

    Summary:

    This project involves the collection and analysis of traffic stops over three-year period in city of Ottawa.

    Description:

    This is the largest ‘racial profiling’ study ever conducted in Canada. The goals of the race data collection project is the provision of a management tool for monitoring and reviewing traffic stops and the identification of the patterns of racial groups among all traffic stops in Ottawa

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2013

    End Date:
      Month: Jul   Year: 2016

    Funders:
    Ottawa Police Services - City of Ottawa
Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations

    Summary:

    Established cross-sectoral/community engagement partnerships with the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the Capital University of Economics and Business (CUEB), Beijing China.

    Description:

    This international forum was the first sponsored by Canada’s Ministry of Labour and the Trade and Labour Program (Labour Program Of Human Resources And Skills Development Canada And The Ministry Of Human ITLP) – in support of the 2007-2009 Cooperation Framework Between The Resources And Social Security Of The People’s Republic Of China In The Field Of Industrial Relations And Labour Standards.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: May   Year: 2011

    Collaborator Institution: Capital University of Economics and Trade (Beijing China)
    Funders:
    Ministry of Labour and the Trade and Labour Program
Towards a Policy Framework to Address Competing Human Rights Claims

    Summary:

    Policy Dialogue and special journal publication on Competing Human Rights Claims in partnership with the York Centre for Public Policy and Law and the Ontario Human Rights Commission

    Description:

    This academic-governmental agency partnership sought to both inform and shift how differently situated people from across society - ordinary citizens, journalists, human rights lawyers,advocates, and academics - think about competing human rights claims.It was designed as a major step toward the formation of a new policy for the OHRC in the area of competing human rights claims.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-Principle Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2009

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2010

    Collaborator Institution: Ontario Human Rights Commission
    Funders:
    Ontario Human Rights Commission
    Law Society of Canada
    York Centre for Human Rights
Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Project: Understanding Integrated Compliance with International Trade and Human Rights Standards from a Comparative Perspective

    Summary:

    Collaborative research in Canada, Japan, and China on legal consciousness and legal cultural in human rights and international trade disputes

    Description:

    Explores intersecting themes that revolve around the impact of globalization in countries on the Asia Pacific Rim and examines the significance of legal culture as a mediator of that impact.

    Project Type: Funded
    Start Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2009

    End Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2016

    Collaborator: PI: Pitman Potter
    Collaborator Institution: UBC
    Funders:
    SSHRC MCRI

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2018. “The Importance of Collecting Race Data: Preventing Racial Profiling and Promoting Inclusive Citizenship.” In L. Foster L. Jacobs, B. Siu & S. Azmi (Eds.). Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape. Toronto: Irwin Law. (pp. 221-255).

2018

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2018. “Community Engagement in Policing: As a Dialogic Tool for Combating Racial Profiling.” In L. Foster L. Jacobs, B. Siu & S. Azmi (Eds.). Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape. Toronto: Irwin Law. (pp. 271-298).

2018

Lorne Foster. 2015. “Black and Mad and Black and Bad: Implicit Bias as a Psychosocial Determinant of Black Canadian Mental Health and Well-being.” In M..Jacobs and L.A. Visano (Eds). Righting” Humanity in My Time?. Toronto: APF Press.

2015

Lorne Foster (and Les Jacobs). 2012. “Framing Competing Human Rights Claims: The Promise of Shared Social Citizenship.” In Shaheen Amiz, Lorne Foster and Les Jacobs. (Eds) . 2012. Balancing Competing Human Rights in a Diverse Society: Institutions, Policy, Principles, Applications. Toronto: Irwin Law. (pp. 225-241).

2012

Lorne Foster. 2010. “The Foreign Credentials Gap: Understanding the Dynamics of Racialized Immigration in Canada.” In Stephen E. Bosanac and Merle Jacobs (Eds.). Work, Occupations and Professionalization. Toronto: de Sitter Publications. (pp. 215-257).

2010

Foster, Lorne. 2009. The 21st Century Taxi Driver: An Examination of the Hidden Injuries of Race in Urban Canada. In Reza Barmaki (Ed.). Racism, Culture and the Law: Critical Readings. Toronto: APF Press. (pp. 133-164).

2009

Foster, Lorne. 2009. “The Role Of The ‘Third Media’ In Minority Empowerment.” In Arnold Itwaru (Ed.). The White Supremacist State: Eurocentrism, Imperialism, Colonialism, Racism. Toronto: Other Eye (263-315).

2009

Foster, Lorne. 2008. “Foreign Credentials in Canada's Multicultural Society.” In Maria Wallis and Siu-ming Kwok (Eds.). Daily Struggles: The Deepening Racialization and Feminization of Poverty in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, Inc. (pp. 129-142).

2008

Foster, Lorne. 2008. “The Devaluation of Foreign Doctors: Discourses on Culture and Power in Canada’s Medical Profession.” In Merle Jacobs (Ed.). Critical Readings in Health. Toronto: APF Press. (pp. 96-147).

2008

Foster, Lorne. 2006. In Stephen E. Bosanac and Merle Jacobs (Eds.). "Foreign Credentials in Canada's Multicultural Society." In The Professionalization of Work. Toronto: de Sitter Publications, (pp. 282-335).

2006

Foster, Lorne. 1994. “City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit.” In Peter Preston and P. Simpson Housley (Eds.). Writing The City: Literature and the Urban Experience. London: Rutledge Kegan Paul, (pp. 125-149).

1994

Foster, Lorne. 1992. “Small Talk In The Big City: A Look at Some of the Dimensions of Everyday Conversation.” In Kent Gerecke (Ed.). The Canadian City. Montreal: Black Rose Books, (pp. 39-48).

1992

Foster, Lorne. 1991. “The Countercultural Aspects of the Bebop Era.” In Robert Witmer (Ed.). Ethnomusicology in Canada. Toronto: Institute for Canadian Music, University of Toronto, (pp. 81-91).

1991

Books

Publication
Year

Lorne Foster, Les Jacobs and Bobby Siu (Eds). 2018. Racial Profiling and Human Rights in Canada: The New Legal Landscape. Toronto: Irwin Law.

2018

Shaheen Amiz, Lorne Foster and Les Jacobs. (Eds) . 2012. Balancing Competing Human Rights in a Diverse Society: Institutions, Policy, Principles, Applications. Toronto: Irwin Law.

2012

Lorne Foster. 2011. Writing Justice: Voicing Issues in the Third Media. Toronto: Multicultural History Society, University of Toronto.

2011

Lorne Foster. 2010. Enhancing the Role of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination: Inventory Of Tools For Evaluating Municipal Policies Aimed At Fighting Racism And Discrimination. Toronto: Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

2010

Lorne Foster. 1998. Turnstile Immigration: Multiculturalism, Social Order and Social Justice in Canada. Toronto: Thompson Educational Press.

1998

Monographs

Publication
Year

Lorne Foster and Les Jacobs. 2016. Labour and Human Rights in China and Canada. Special Edition of APDR Journal on Labour and Human Rights http://www.apdr.iar.ubc.ca. (forthcoming)

2016

Lorne Foster. 2002. Intercultural Relations: The Black/Jewish Dialogue. Toronto: League for Human Rights.

2010

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2017. “Community Engagement as a Tool for Combating Racial Profiling.” In Shaheen Azmi, Lorne Foster & Lesley Jacobs, Guest Editors), Racial Profiling and Human Rights Policy, special issue of the Journal of Canadian Diversity (published in partnership with the Ontario Human Rights Commission) April. Volume 14, No 1 (pp. 43-46). (Also in French translation). http://www.ohrc.on.ca/sites/default/files/Racial%20Profiling%20and%20Human%20Rights_Canadian%20Diversity.pdf.

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2017. “Inclusive Workplace Practice in Canada: Competing Equalities in an Industrial-Mobile Society.” In L. Foster and L. Jacobs (Eds). Labour and Human Rights in China and Canada. University of British Columbia. Special Edition of Asian Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Working Papers Series. (pp. 1-11). http://apdr.iar.ubc.ca/dissemination/publications/workingpapers-series/volume-4-labour/volume4number1/

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2017. “Introduction: Labour and Human Rights.” In L. Foster and L. Jacobs (Eds). Labour and Human Rights in China and Canada. University of British Columbia. Special Edition of Asian Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Working Papers Series. (pp. 1-2). http://apdr.iar.ubc.ca/dissemination/publications/workingpapers-series/volume-4-labour/volume4number1/

2017

Lorne Foster. 2017. “Learning Networks as a Tool for Good Governance: The Case of the Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations and Employment Standards.” In L. Foster and L. Jacobs (Eds). Labour and Human Rights in China and Canada. University of British Columbia. Special Edition of Asian Pacific Dispute Resolution (APDR) Working Papers Series. (pp. 1-22). http://apdr.iar.ubc.ca/dissemination/publications/workingpapers-series/volume-4-labour/volume4number1/.

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs & Bobby Sui). 2017. “The Ottawa Traffic Stop Race Data Collection Project (TSRDCP).” In Shaheen Amiz, Lorne Foster and Les Jacobs (Eds.), Racial Profiling and Human Rights Policy, special issue of the Journal of Canadian Diversity (published in partnership with the Ontario Human Rights Commission), April. Volume 14, No 1 (pp. 16-18). (Also in French translation). http://www.ohrc.on.ca/sites/default/files/Racial%20Profiling%20and%20Human%20Rights_Canadian%20Diversity.pdf.

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). 2017. “Why Police Should Collect Racial Data.” In Shaheen Amiz, Lorne Foster and Les Jacobs. (Eds). Racial Profiling and Human Rights Policy, special issue of the Journal of Canadian Diversity (published in partnership with the Ontario Human Rights Commission), April. Volume 14, No 1 (pp. 48-51). (Also in French translation). http://www.ohrc.on.ca/sites/default/files/Racial%20Profiling%20and%20Human%20Rights_Canadian%20Diversity.pdf.

2017

Lorne Foster. 2015. “Organizational Change and the Policy on Removing the Canadian Experience Barrier.” Journal of Promising Practices on Diversity and Equity. (Vol. 2, No. 1, 20-28).

2015

Lorne Foster & Lesley Jacobs. 2012. “Workplace Practice and Diversity In Canada: Employment Policy in Global Modernity.” Think India Quarterly. (Vol. 15, No. 3 September, pp. 57-72).

2012

Lorne Foster (with Daniel Cohn and Ian Greene). 2011. “Learning From History: Program Reviews And Public Safety.” Policy Options. Institute for Research on Public Policy, (Vol. 32, No. 2, February, 8-13).

2011

Lorne Foster. 2011. “The Foreign Credentials Gap in Canada: The Case For Targeted Universalism. Directions. Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Research and Policy on Eliminating Racism. (Vol., 3, No. 3 March, 22-36).

2011

Lorne Foster. 2011. “Equity and Inclusive Workplace Policies in Canada.” Industrial Relations and Labour Employment Working Papers. Capital University of Economics and Business Beijing. (Vol. 1, No. 1 October, pp. 11-15).

2011

Foster, Lorne and Lesley Jacobs. 2010. “Shared Citizenship as the Context for Competing Human Rights Claims: Towards A Social Policy Framework.” In Shaheen Azmi, Lorne Foster and Lesley Jacobs. Eds. 2010. Toward a Policy Framework for Addressing Competing Human Rights Claims. Canadian Diversity, Volume 24:5 Fall 2010.

2010

Foster, Lorne. 2009. “Lawyers of Colour and Racialized Immigrants With Foreign Legal Degrees: An Examination of The Institutionalized Processes of Social Nullification.” International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, Vol. 2, No. 1, June 2009, 189-217.

2009

Foster, Lorne. 2008. “Foreign Trained Doctors in Canada: Cultural Contingency and Cultural Democracy in the Medical Profession,” International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2008, 1-25.

2008

Foster, Lorne. 1992. "Small Talk In The Big City: A Look at Some of the Dimensions of Everyday Conversation," City Magazine, 1988 (vol. 10, No. 1). [This paper has also been published in Ken Gerecke (ed.) The Canadian City Black Rose Books, (pp. 25-54).]

1992

Foster, Lorne. 1990. "The Cauldron of Ethnicity," Currents, Readings in Race Relations, (Vol. 6, No. 1, pp.5-11).

1990

Foster, Lorne. 1989. “Ethnic Marketing And Human Resource Development: The Case of Blacks in Canada,” Human Affairs, An International Journal of Social Studies, (16), pp. 106-126).

1989

Foster, Lorne. 1988. “Canada Needs Skilled Immigrants,” The African Messenger, July (Vol. 1, No. 6, pp. 19-44).

1988

Foster, Lorne. 1987. “The Native Demand for Self-Government,” Currents, Readings in Race Relations, (Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 5-16).

1987

Foster, Lorne. 1987. “The Political Experience of Blackness in Canada,” Human Affairs, An International Journal of Social Studies, (Vol. 12, pp. 25-53).

1987

Foster, Lorne. 1986. “The Paint Job: Definitional Negotiations Between House Painters and Their Clients,” Qualitative Research, An Ethnographic and Interactionist Perspective, (Vol. 4, pp 111-130).

1986

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Human Rights in the Public Sector.” Public Policy and Administration, and Human Resource Management Intensive Training Program For Palestinian National School of Administration Instructors, York University, Toronto, Canada, May 22, 2014.

2014

“Empowering Differences in the Workplace” Ministry of the Attorney General Legal Services Division – Diversity in Law Student Recruitment – Best Practices Workshop, 900 Bay Street, MacDonald Block, Erie/Thames/St. Clair Room, Toronto, July 19, 2012.

2012

“The Role of Education in Poverty Eradication.” Poverty Eradication Conference. Human Rights Participatory Growth and Poverty Eradication Program (HRPEP). Conference Moderator. York University, Toronto. May 28, 2012

2012

• “Balancing Competing Human Rights Claims: From Jurisprudence To Policy.” Checking Our Constitution@30: The Influence of the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Legislation, Identities and Federalism. Hosted by the Association for Canadian Studies, The Faculty of Law (Civil Law), University of Ottawa and the Public Law Group of the Faculty of Law (Common Law) University of Ottawa. April 17-18, 2012.

2012

“Learning Networks as a Tool for Good Governance: The Case of the Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations and Employment Standards.” Research Design Workshop of Trade in Comparative Perspective, held in Delhi. Co-hosted by the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre and the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. December 8-10, 2011.

2011

“Designing Research to Influence Public Policy.” The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness CIHR training program Health Systems and Health Equity Research Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). October 20, 2011.

2011

“The Changing Global Landscape for International Trade and Human Rights Linkages.” Session Workshop Chair, SSHRC MCRI ASIA PACIFIC DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROJECT. Hosted by the York Centre for Public Policy & Law and the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada, October 13-14, 2011.

2011

“Workplace Inclusion Strategies in Canada.” This is a partnership between Centre for Public Policy and Law (YCPPL) in Canada and Capital University of Economics and Business in China. Referred Paper presented at The Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations and Labour Employment. Beijing China. May 6 & 7, 2011.

2011

“Testing a Competing Rights Policy Framework in the Toronto Secondary School Board (TSSB).” This is a partnership between York Centre for Public Policy and Law (YCPPL) and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). In the first phase the YCPPL and OHRC co-sponsored a Policy Dialogue and Community Engagement Working Series entitled to take place in March 5-6 of 2010, with a bilingual publication of the proceedings. In the second phase, the YCPPL and the OHRC are continuing the partnership of testing the competing rights policy framework in the Toronto Secondary School Board (TSSB), December 6-7, 2010’

2010

“What Is Conflict and How Can It Be Resolved.” Towards a Framework to Address Competing Human Rights Claims. Refereed Paper presented at the Balancing Conflicting Rights Policy Dialogue sponsored by the Ontario Human Rights Commission and York Centre for Public Policy and Law, York University. March 5 & 6, 2010.

2010

“Enhancing the Role of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination.” Inventory Of Tools For Evaluating Municipal Policies Aimed At Fighting Racism And Discrimination York University Report Presented To The Ontario Human Rights Commission And The Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Refereed Paper presented at the Canadian Council of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) Round Table. January 28, 2010.

2010

“Towards a Social Policy Approach to Competing Rights.” Towards a Framework to Address Competing Human Rights Claims. Refereed Paper co-presented with Les Jacobs at the Balancing Conflicting Rights Policy Dialogue sponsored by the Ontario Human Rights Commission and York Centre for Public Policy and Law, York University. March 5 & 6, 2010.

2010

“Whithering Democratic Heights? Contested Terrains and the struggle for equity and accountability in Canadian Universities.” Organizer, Chair and Discussant. Conference Session held at University of British Columbia, sponsored by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, June 2008.

2008

“Globalization and Transnational Immigration: The Changing Family Structure, Work, Identity and Organizational Practices.” Organizer, Chair and Discussant. Conference Session held at York University, sponsored by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, June 2006.

2006

“Race Discourse, Modernity and the Politics of Fear and Exclusion.” Chair, Conference Session held at York University, sponsored by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, June 2006.

2006

“The Role of 'Third Media' in Minority Empowerment.” Refereed Paper presented at The Annual New College Conference on Racism and National Consciousness. Race, Nation, State and Racial Profiling, New College, University of Toronto, October 29 and 30, 2005.

2005

"Anti-racism: Four Strategic Approaches." Paper presented at the United Way of Burlington, Hamilton-Wentworth, Hamilton Ontario, Canada, March 2003.

2003

"Diversity Training and Anti-racism Education." Paper presented at London Cross Cultural Learning Centre, City of London, Ontario, Canada, May, 2003.

2003

"Multicultural Youth Outreach and Leadership Development." Presentation and facilitator at the League for Human Rights, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, January 2003.

2003

"Responding to Racism and Antisemitism." Paper presented at the Canadian Hebrew Academy of Toronto (CHAT), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 2002.

2002

"Taking Action Against Hate." Presentation and facilitator at Peel Multicultural Council. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, November 2002.

2002

"Taking Action Against Hate." Presentation and facilitator at Somali Canadian Community, City of York, Ontario, Canada, July 2002.

2002

"Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes", Paper presented at the League For Human Rights, International Week For the Elimination of Racism. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 2001.

2001

World Conference Against Racism Review. Moderator for panel discussion on "Reparations and Racism: Life After Durban," at the League For Human Rights, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 2001.

2001

"Responding to Racism and Antisemitism." Paper presented at the Jamaican Canadian Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, December 2000.

2000

The Campaign to Defend Immigrants and Refugees (CDIR). "Forum on Canada's Treatment of Immigrants and Refugees." Refereed Paper presented on "Racism and Mainstream Media Coverage of Canadian Immigration", Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 2000.

2000

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). Race Data and Traffic Stops in Ottawa II, 2016-2018: A Report on Ottawa and the Police Districts. Report for Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) and Ottawa Police Service (OPS), 2019 (November 69 pp – Also in French Translation). https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/about-us/resources/.TSRDCP_York_Research_Report.pdf

2019

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Scot Wortley), Perceptions and Experiences with Police Stops in Ontario. Since January 1, 2018 (Independent Police Checks Review, Government of Ontario, August, 36 pp.)

2018

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Scot Wortley). Anti-Racism Directorate Survey: Report of Findings. Report for the Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD), Ontario Public Service, Government of Ontario. 2017 (March, 2017, 129 pp).

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Scot Wortley). Consultation Report for the Framework on Race Data Collection, Management and Reporting: Broader Public Sector. Report for the Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD), Ontario Public Service, Government of Ontario. 2017 (March, 15 pp)

2017

Lorne Foster. Expert Witness Report on Foreign-Trained Professionals of African Descent. Health Professions Appeal and Review Board. In The Matter of a Registration Hearing – Medicine Between: The Registration Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario –And – Dr. IMG. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario 80 College Street Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E2. 2017 (April, 26 pp.).

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Scot Wortley). Framework for the Collection, Use and Management of Race-Related Data, Report for the Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD), Ontario Public Service, Government of Ontario. 2017 (March, 34 pp).

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Scot Wortley). International Scan of Race Data Collection Methods and Categories. Report for the Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD), Ontario Public Service, Government of Ontario. 2017 (March, 15 pp).

2017

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs and Bobby Siu). Race Data and Traffic Stops in Ottawa, 2013-2015: A Report on Ottawa and the Police Districts. Report for Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) and Ottawa Police Service (OPS), 2016 (October 72 pp – Also in French Translation). https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/about-us/resources/.TSRDCP_York_Research_Report.pdf

2016

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). Human Rights Evaluation Report: Windsor Police Service Human Rights Project. Report for the Windsor Police Service (WPS), 2015 (November 73 pp.). http://www.police.windsor.on.ca/about/human-rights/Documents/Final%20REPORT_Foster_Jacobs%20January%202016.1.pdf

2015

Lorne Foster (with Les Jacobs). Final Report on the Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations and Labour Rights, Beijing, China, May 2011. Submitted to the International Trade and Labour Program, HRSDC, for the Labour Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), 2012 (April, 33 pp.)

2012

Lorne Foster. Learning Networks as a Tool for Good Governance: The Case of the Canada-China Forum on Industrial Relations and Employment Standards. Report for the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre and the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia, 2012 (January, 20 pp.).

2012


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HREQ3890 6.0 A Social Justice: Theory & Practice TUTR
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/HREQ3890 6.0 A Social Justice: Theory & Practice LECT


Upcoming Courses

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Summer 2020 GS/PPAL6130 3.0 A Equity, Policy, Law and Planning LECT
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