Recent news

Police say Race Based Data Collection project a success

July 24, 2014


Ottawa Police have collected more than 60,000 traffic stop entries a year after the launch of a program to promote bias-free policing.

Police investigate ‘hate-biased’ vandalism against Calgary landlord

August 27, 2013


A Calgary man originally from Nigeria says he’s still reeling from racial slurs he discovered written on the walls and burned into the carpet of his vandalized house after tenants he planned to evict suddenly disappeared.

Education best way to combat hate crimes, experts say

August 8, 2013


As police search for a man accused of threatening a Jewish Calgary mother, human rights experts say education is the key to fighting hate crimes.

Gay activist's beating death prompts murder charge

April 7, 2012


A man is facing a charge of second-degree murder after a prominent gay activist in Halifax was beaten to death early Tuesday morning outside a gay club on Gottingen Street.

Canada's hate propaganda laws are no muzzle to freedom of speech

August 7, 2012


Absence of limits on free speech may be secret to tolerance; Restricting hate speech won't protect vulnerable groups," by Andrew Coyne, Opinion, July 10. I would like to clarify some misconceptions raised by Andrew Coyne in his column.

Section 13: How the battle for free speech was won

June 19, 2012


Macleans:  The AHCC is mentioned in an article discussing the repeal of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act which allowed Commissions to investigate complaints of hate speech on the internet and in print.

Hate laws vital in the digital age, Supreme Court hears in landmark case

May 22, 2012


The instantaneous spread of hateful material through the internet has made it all the more vital that hate-mongers be restrained, the Supreme Court of Canada was told this morning.

For a gay athlete, facing off against homophobic jock culture the toughest challenge

March 15, 2012


Scott Heggart from Lanark-Carleton Minor Hockey League. As a young athlete, steeped in the machismo of sport, where "about the worst thing" is to be a "fag" or a "homo," there was one conversation that Heggart dreaded: telling his teammates he was gay..

Alberta hate crime awareness group launches #StopHateAB campaign

Edmonton Journal, April 22, 2015


The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee is launching a social media campaign to fight hate crime with hashtags. The group held a youth forum WednesdayApril 22 at Harry Ainlay High School to educate teens about recognizing and reporting hate crimes.


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