New Report Shows Victims of Hate Require Better Supports Across Canada

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is recommending the federal government invest $44 million to create a national fund for organizations that support victims of hate and a direct fund for survivors of hate crimes, as new data reveals a sharp rise in police-reported hate crimes. Statistics Canada stated that 3,360 hate crimes were reported by police last year, representing a 27 percent increase compared to 2020 and a 72 percent jump over the span of two years. Out of the 1,723 reported hate crimes motivated by race or ethnicity, 642, or more than one-third, targeted members of Black communities.

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