History

In 2001, shortly after the attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City, Alberta-based representatives from the justice sector, government, and community organizations concerned with hate and bias motivated violence formed the Alberta Hate Bias Crimes and Incidents Committee, which would later become the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee. The aim of the committee was to develop a province-wide framework to encourage a collaborative, integrated approach between police, the courts, and the community in preventing and responding to hate and bias motivated crime and incidents as well as enforcing hate crime laws. The vision of the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee is to ensure that Albertans are living in an inclusive safe, caring, and respectful community where crimes and incidents of hate are not acceptable values of a democratic and pluralistic society. Committee membership includes key policing, community, university, non-profit, and governmental partners knowledgeable in the delivery of hate/bias crimes and incidents prevention, education, and response.

Executive Committee Members

The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee is currently signing on a new board.

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