The results released from Statistics Canada today regarding police-related hate crimes show a 47% increase in reported hate crimes in 2017, when compared to 2016. While this increase has occurred across all categories, it is especially noticeable in its impact upon the Muslim, Jewish, and Black communities where increases have been 151%, 63% and 50% respectively. Although no province is immune to this issue, the increase in 2017 was largely in Ontario and Quebec, which saw a 67% increase and 50% increase in reported hate-crimes respectively. These statistics must serve as a warning against complacency and be seen as a stark reminder that hate crimes are an attack not only on individuals and their communities but on the very fabric of our society. The CRRF will continue to work with its partners to develop and share community-driven solutions for meeting this challenge to the Canadian values of diversity, multiculturalism and respect for every individual.