Pulling back the curtain on the widely felt, seldom-discussed discrimination that Chinese seniors face every day
In Vancouver’s Chinatown, seniors who speak only Cantonese or Mandarin face discrimination, marginalization, and a lack of affordable, culturally- and linguistically-appropriate housing. Research suggests the problem will worsen as these vulnerable seniors, already living in poverty and isolation, age. Housing reporter Jackie Wong reveals, in a special Tyee series, the widely felt but seldom-discussed discrimination that Chinese seniors face every day. She also looks at innovative housing solutions found in Toronto and San Francisco.