While a step forward, the law is probably still two years away, and will be hotly contested.
BMO Made A Large Donation And This Is The Plan
Transparency is a key value of ours: here's what we're going to do.
June 11, 2020
Canadian Anti-Hate Network
The Canadian Anti-Hate Network would like to thank BMO for a major gift. We're going to be using these funds to:
Hire new team members;
Launch a newsletter;
Create free educational materials for teachers and parents to identify children and youth being radicalized and prevent it; and
Hold workshops on organized hate in Canada
Our mandate is to monitor, expose, educate about hate group activity in Canada, and counter it. This work helps prevent hate-motivated propaganda, harassment and violence, and the spread of anti-Indigenous, anti-Black and all forms of racism, misogyny, anti-LBGTQ+ hate, Islamophobia and antisemitism and other forms of bigotry. We have been very successful despite our lack of resources, and have made a demonstrable impact. There's much more work to be done.
Canada deserves an established, serious nonprofit to monitor hate groups and keep them in check.
Thank you to all our donors who helped us get started and keep the lights on. None of this would have been possible without your early and continued support.
With these new funds we're going to be able to move out of the start-up phase and grow into the watchdog organization that Canada deserves.
In the coming days we will be posting job descriptions and taking applications.
"The Urban Alliance on Race Relations has been working closely with the Canadian Anti-Hate Network to address the growth of Canada's hate movements. Its work is critical to confronting white supremacy, anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, anti-Indigenous racism, and other forms of hate and discrimination. It is wonderful to see BMO investing in the only Canadian institution of its kind mandated to tackle, confront, and disrupt the harmful forces which aim to divide us." - Nigel Barriffe, President, Urban Alliance on Race Relations