Canada regularly reports hate crime data to ODIHR. Canada's hate crime laws are a combination of a substantive offence and a general penalty-enhancement provision. Police-reported hate crime data are collected by Statistics Canada, the national statistical agency. Hate crime statistics are regularly published. Canada conducts regular victimization surveys to measure unreported hate crime.
Hate crimes recorded by police
This data indicates the number of criminal incidents recorded by police in 2018.
At the Ministry of Public Safety Canada, the Communities at Risk Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) supports projects to help communities with a demonstrated history of hate crime victimization to 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, hate incidents and radicalization, and to develop effective prevention methods.
As part of Canada's Strategy to Address Gender-Based Violence, federal government has funded preventative bullying and cyberbullying initiatives aimed at preventing anti-LGBTI hate crimes.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been implementing federally funded cultural competency training for law enforcement officers that they can apply when managing hate crime cases.
No information is available.
ODIHR observes that Canada has not reported to ODIHR the numbers of prosecuted hate crime cases and information on the sentencing of hate crime cases.