In Canada, diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice. The Government of Canada is taking action to address the troubling rise in hate across the country, which is having devastating consequences on victims, families and communities.
Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, joined members of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network to launch its new toolkit, Confronting and Preventing Hate in Canadian Schools.
This toolkit will provide a comprehensive anti-racism education program to help equip educators, parents and communities better identify, confront and prevent hate in schools across Canada. It was created as part of the network’s project, Containing and Countering Canadian Hate Groups, which monitors and reports on the activities of extreme-right groups.
The project is funded through the Government of Canada’s Anti-Racism Action Program, which aims to address barriers to employment, justice and social participation among Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities and religions minorities, as well as address online hate and promote digital literacy.
The Government of Canada is committed to preventing hate-motivated crime and addressing systemic racism and discrimination. We will continue our work as partners with equity-deserving communities to build a better, safer more inclusive and equitable future for all Canadians.