Ontario Helping Protect Communities Against Racism and Hate

Summary

Minister Gill has announced that our government is helping protect communities against racism and hate through the province’s new $1.6 million Anti-Racism Anti-Hate Grant Program. 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.

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.

Key Messages

·       Racism and hate have no place in Ontario. We have a responsibility to speak up and act against the injustice, intolerance, and discrimination that racialized individuals continue to experience.

·       To help tackle this urgent problem, our government is supporting important community-led initiatives through a $1.6 million investment over two years starting in 2021/2022.

·       Solutions to address racism and rid our province of hate are needed urgently, but these solutions will not come from government alone.

·       By empowering those on the frontlines of tackling hate in our communities, we can better provide the supports needed to connect communities and make significant progress in fighting against hate in all its forms

·       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. Interested organizations should submit their application no later than November 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

News Release

English: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000885/ontario-helping-protect-communities-against-racism-and-hate

French: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/1000885/lontario-contribue-a-la-protection-des-collectivites-contre-le-racisme-et-la-haine