EPISODE 136: We Are All Here

On this episode, our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, speaks with Lloyd Cardinal: Co-Chair of EndPovertyEdmonton’s Indigenous Circle and this year’s Vital Signs Advisory Committee.

Edmonton’s Vital Signs is an annual check-up that measures how the community is doing. This year’s report delves into topics including the history of racism in Edmonton and the ways that systemic racism affects housing, safety, health, education, civic engagement, and more.

Although the report is rich with data, it also reveals that the unique experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour are often not considered in research studies. For instance, the report identifies that there is a lack of race-based data within the 2SLGBTQ+ population, which makes the challenges they face invisible.

Emily sat down with Lloyd to hear about his experience on the committee. And to understand his perspective of what this data, or lack of data, can look like in everyday life.

See the full 2022 Vital Signs report!
And you can find all of the sources for the report here: Vital Signs Report 2022 Sources
Listen to our other episodes related to this year’s report:
Episode 125 – Scratching The Surface
Episode 131 – Race-Based Bias and Data