The League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada reported 1,264 incidents. Of these, 32 involved violence, while 348 were incidences of vandalism and 884 were cases of harassment. Only 413 of these incidents were reported to the police. The Stephen Roth Institute reported 138 violent incidents.
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Report Data - Canada - 2009
The Criminal Code's hate crime provisions were amended by including gender identity and gender expression in the list of protected characteristics.
At the Ministry of Public Safety Canada, the Communities at Risk Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) supported projects to help communities with a demonstrated history of being victimized by hate-motivated crime enhance their security infrastructure.
The Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence within the Ministry of Public Safety Canada administers the Ministry's Community Resilience Fund, which has been used to support research into hate speech and hate incidents and radicalization to violence and/or to develop effective prevention methods.
The OSCE Chairperson in Office’s Personal Representative on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, also focusing on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians and Members of Other Religions went on a joint visit with the other Personal Representatives to Canada. There, he emphasized the importance of training criminal justice agencies in addressing hate crimes.
The OSCE Chairperson in Office’s Personal Representative on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims went on a joint visit with the other Personal Representatives to Canada. He stressed the importance of data collection on crimes against Muslims and the importance of police training.
The Toronto Police Service and the Muslim Consultative Committee organized an outreach event to inform Muslim communities about their efforts to combat hate crimes and to encourage them to report hate incidents.
Official figures record 760 hate crimes motivated by a bias against race or ethnicity and 9 hate crimes motivated by bias against language.
Official figures record 91 anti-religion hate crimes, not including incidents motivated by an anti-Jewish or anti-Muslim bias.
Official figures record 188 hate crimes motivated by bias against sexual orientation.
Official figures also record six hate crimes motivated by bias against gender and 91 crimes motivated by bias against other groups including occupation or political beliefs or unknown.