The League for Human Rights of B’Nai B’rith Canada reported 363 cases of vandalism, including many cases of graffiti on and property damage against synagogues, cemeteries, homes, schools and community centres; 19 cases of violence, including one against a girl at school; two attacks by a group; and five threats.
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Report Data - Canada - 2011
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 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Canada (CAIR-CAN) reported one physical assault against a woman wearing a niqab; two incidents of graffiti, both on mosques; one theft from a mosque; and one arson attack against a sign marking the location of the future South Nepean Muslim Community Centre.
UNHCR reported a physical assault against a gay man in Toronto.
In December 2011 two men were charged for hate crime offences, dating back to 2008. The crimes included setting a sleeping Filipino man on fire in Vancouver in October 2009, seriously physically assaulting a black man, and three counts of assault against an aboriginal woman in 2010.
The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism published its final report, which recommended introducing national standards relating to hate crime for police services across the country and to report and analyse data, including a breakdown of crimes by bias motivation, as part of the annual Uniform Crime Reporting Survey.
In connection with the above, the Canadian Government signed the Ottawa Protocol on Combating Antisemitism, which calls for leaders of faith groups to combat hatred and discrimination, including anti-Semitism; for governments to reaffirm and implement the United Nations 1948 Genocide Convention; for the establishment of an international task force to identify and monitor hate on the Internet; and for the development of a comprehensive system to record all hate crimes.
Official figures record 679 hate crimes motivated by bias against race or ethnicity and eleven hate crimes motivated by bias against language.
Official figures record 89 anti-religion hate crimes, not including incidents motivated by an anti-Jewish or anti-Muslim bias.
Official figures record 240 hate crimes motivated by bias against sexual orientation.
Official figures record 10 hate crimes motivated by bias against gender, 36 crimes motivated by bias against other groups and 19 motivated by unspecified bias motivations.