The Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Committee of the CCBA has published its initial list of recommended resources to assist craft breweries across Canada in addressing and combating all forms of discrimination and racism.

“This is the first phase in the rollout of a comprehensive initiative,” said Steve Beauchesne, chair of the committee. “We see this as a long-term effort to make craft beer more inclusive and welcoming to those who are marginalized and underrepresented in our industry.”

The resources list includes articles, books, and videos on the subject of racism, discrimination, diversity and equity. All can be used by individuals to educate themselves, and by craft breweries to engage their employees in the conversation. It also includes a list of consultants and groups working in this area.

“This is a starting point for developing a deeper understanding of racism and discrimination and the ways we can ultimately reduce and eliminate it.”, said Chloe Smith, co-chair of the committee. “We invite our members and the craft beer community at large to submit additional resources to enrich the list.”

The resources page and submission form can be found here.


About the CCBA Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Committee

The Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Committee was established by the Canadian Craft Brewers Association to lead its effort in reducing discrimination against Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQ, Women, Asian Canadians, Disabled and other marginalized or underrepresented groups. The committee was formed in the spring of 2020 in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement.