TORONTO, March 3, 2022 - The Canadian Race Relations and the Globe and Mail is inviting you to a special webcast for our national conference on hate crimes.
This free, virtual, event will bring light to the disturbing rise of hate crimes in Canada.
During the first year of the pandemic, the number of police-reported hate crimes in Canada increased by 37 per cent over 2019, according to Statistics Canada. It’s the highest number of reported hate crimes since data first became available in 2009, yet it only represents a tiny fraction of what people have reported experiencing.
Hate crimes are considered message crimes and minority communities are often the target.
What is fueling the rise in hate crime, what are the implications for society, and how might law enforcement, the justice system, citizens and communities respond?
Join us on March 22 for a much-needed conversation on solutions, strategies, and next steps to mitigating hate crime in Canada.