Racial, Ethnic and Religious Rights
We must be louder than those who make headlines by their acts of hatred. We must call out acts of intolerance no matter how small, because even small acts can embolden the hatred and anger that lead to devastating consequences. Our diversity is our greatest strength.
Hate and intolerance have no place in Canada, a nation of all faiths, all creeds, all cultures. Every person in Canada has the right to live free from fear of discrimination, violence or exclusion because of who they are, where they come from or what they believe.
of discrimination complaints received by the CHRC relate to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, and/or Religion
Overall, 43% of hate crimes in 2017 were motivated by hatred of a race or ethnicity.
of hate crimes in 2017 were specifically against Black populations
Hate crimes targeting the Muslim population accounted for 17% of all hate crimes in Canada in 2017.
Racialized Canadians also earn an average of 81 cents to the dollar compared to other Canadians.
Black males living in Toronto are 3 times more likely to be stopped and asked for identification by police.
Employers are about 40% more likely to interview a job applicant with an English-sounding name despite identical education, skills and experience.