Goals and Objectives of the AHCC

Promote awareness about issues related to hate crimes and incidents by:

 

  • Supporting law enforcement and government /community partnerships that bring attention to the negative impact of hate activities on community life.

  • Supporting collaborative and cooperative development of awareness initiatives that are relevant and responsive to community needs.

  • Developing educational materials and resources and by advocating for shared and consistent education and training for service providers and community members.

Address the needs of victims of hate crimes and incidents by:

 

 

  • Advocating for increased support to victims of hate motivated activities.

  • Encouraging the development of support mechanisms that promote the safety of victims and facilitate their active involvement in the criminal justice process.

Enhance government and community responses to hate crimes and incidents by:

 

  • Sustaining commitment to comprehensive dialogue regarding response models that address the challenges associated with diverse communities responding to hate motivated activities.

  • Enabling Albertans to contribute to solutions through dialogue, problem solving and community action.

  • Reducing gaps and avoiding duplication of services by encouraging coordination and collaboration within the broader community, amongst service delivery providers, police services and government departments.

  • Providing counsel to policy makers, service providers, educators, media and community advocates.

  • Advocating for consistent, standardized data collection and the communication of emerging trends, issues, and concerns within agencies and their constituencies.

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PRINCIPLES OF THE AHCC
 

The vision of the AHCC is to foster an environment where Albertans are living in an inclusive, safe, caring and respectful hate-free community.

 

As a collaboration of community, police and justice representatives, the AHCC is committed to bringing comprehensive insight to the issue of hate crimes and incidents in Alberta through these principles.

Alberta Hate Crimes Committee initiatives are made possible by the support of:

  • Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

  • Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund

  • Calgary Police Service

  • John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

  • Coalitions Creating Equity

  • REACH Edmonton