Project SOMEONE Announces the Upcoming Launch of PROFILE

In conjunction with the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Project Someone is proud to announce the upcoming launch of PROFILE, a practical toolkit that aims to understand racial and social profiling. In this short teaser video-clip, Will Prosper—founder of Hoodstock and former RCMP officer—talks about the broad ways in which profiling occurs and Quebec’s failure to recognize the problem.

Mandated by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO-PREV Chair, and developed by Project Someone at Concordia University, this toolkit unpacks the problem of racial and social profiling in marginalized communities and explores potential solutions.

Targeted to the Canadian community, police, health, and education stakeholders, the toolkit aims to present multiple perspectives and catalyze critical thinking around the issue, as well as provide opportunities for discussion. PROFILE is based on literature reviews, original research, and originally produced multimedia, and considers the following five questions:

  • What is racial and social profiling?
  • What is currently happening?
  • How do we unpack profiling?
  • What is the impasse?
  • What are some ways forward?

It includes videos, infographics, and worksheets addressing the above. The complete toolkit will be available in May 2020 on the Project Someone website.