• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Helping Protect Communities Against Racism and Hate

TORONTO — The Ontario government is helping protect communities against racism and hate through the province’s new $1.6 million Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant Program. Eligible organizations, including community-based, not-for-profit organizations, can apply for grants of $40,000 over two years for independent projects, or $100,000 over two years for partnerships between two or more organizations. "Recent events, such as the horrific Islamophobic attack in London, and the rise in anti-Asian hate and antisemitism continue to remind us that racism cannot simply be relegated to Canada’s history books," said Parm Gill, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism. "By empowering those on the frontlines of tackling hate in our communities, we can make significant progress in stamping out hate in all its forms." Developed collaboratively with community partners across Ontario, the Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant supports community-led initiatives that will help build capacity, connect communities and deepen understanding to address the impacts of racism and hate. The following organizations are eligible to apply for funding:

  • Community-based, not-for-profit organizations

  • First Nations

  • Tribal Councils

  • Provincial Territorial Organizations