The Canadian Anti-Hate Network is an independent, nonprofit organization made up of Canada’s leading experts and researchers on hate groups and hate crimes. Our 17-strong Advisory Committee includes academics like Dr. Barbara Perry, court-recognized experts on hate crimes, lawyers with decades of experience with hate groups, people who stood up to the neo-Nazi Heritage Front in the 1990s, and leaders in communities that are being targeted by hate.
We have relationships with colleagues and organizations doing similar work internationally, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, and experts in deradicalisation.
Our mandate is to monitor, research, and counter hate groups by providing education and information on hate groups to the public, media, researchers, courts, law enforcement, and community groups.
Bernie Farber Chair
Acknowledged as one of Canada’s most accomplished NGO CEOs, Bernie M. Farber’s career spans more than a quarter century focused on human rights, anti-racism, pluralism and inter-ethnic/faith/race relations. His efforts have been documented in numerous Canadian Human Rights publications, books, newspapers and magazines. His work has also been cited for its expertise in a number of academic publications. Mr. Farber has successfully run large NGO’s and Foundations such as Canadian Jewish Congress, the Paloma Foundation and he is recently retired as Executive Director of the Mosaic Institute.
Today, Mr. Farber is a human rights consultant, newspaper columnist and social justice advocate. He has received numerous awards for his civil rights work including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, Government of Canada 125 Commemorative medal and the Ontario Association of Chief’s of Police Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication to Policing in the province of Ontario amongst others.
Amira Elghawaby Board Member
Amira Elghawaby is an award-winning journalist and human rights advocate. Along with frequent appearances on Canadian and international news networks, Amira has written and produced stories and commentary for CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star, the Literary Review of Canada, and the Globe and Mail. Amira spent five years promoting the civil liberties of Canadian Muslims as human rights officer and later, as director of communications, at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) between 2012 to the fall of 2017. She is currently involved with several initiatives to promote civic engagement in diverse communities, including as a founding board member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, the Silk Road Institute and as an advisor to the Muslim Fellows in Toronto. Amira obtained an honours degree in Journalism and Law from Carleton University in 2001.
Amira Elghawaby est une journaliste primée et une défenseure des droits de la personne. Outre ses apparitions fréquentes sur les réseaux d'information canadiens et internationaux, Amira a écrit et produit des histoires et des commentaires pour CBC Radio, l'Ottawa Citizen, le Toronto Star, la Literary Review of Canada et le Globe and Mail. Amira a passé cinq ans à promouvoir les libertés civiles des musulmans canadiens en tant qu'agent des droits de la personne et, plus tard, en tant que directrice des communications, au Conseil national des musulmans canadiens (CNMC) entre 2012 et l'automne 2017. Elle participe actuellement à plusieurs initiatives pour l'engagement civique dans diverses communautés, y compris en tant que membre fondateur du conseil d'administration du Réseau canadien anti-haine, de l'Institut Route de la Soie, et conseiller auprès les boursiers musulmans de Toronto. Amira a obtenu un baccalauréat spécialisé en journalisme et en droit de l'Université Carleton en 2001.
Evan Balgord Executive Director
Evan is an investigative journalist and researcher covering the rise of the new far-right and hate groups in Canada. He is a fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs Fellowship in Global Journalism and graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto, double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. Before this, Evan was working as a Special Assistant to Toronto Mayor John Tory. He served as a Vice President of the Canadian Association of Journalists and is a non-academic affiliate of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society.