The Organizing Against Racism and Hate (OARH) program was initially established to help small communities collaboratively find ways to address incidents of racism and hate crime. In 2016, this provincial program was expanded to include four new urban communities – Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and Burnaby.
ANHBC is one of 32 communities listed as OARH members in British Columbia and is operating as the lead for the Vancouver OARH Committee. Our goal is to create a network to address ongoing issues of racism and hate crimes in our community. The Vancouver OARH Committee will create community protocols to respond to incidents of hate and will also raise the public awareness. The ANHBC Central Office will be responsible to report and record any incidents reported that are related to racism and hatred.
For more information on the Vancouver OARH Committee, please contact Carly Geistlinger, Operations Manager, at email@example.com. 604-875-9111 ext 106.
If you are a victim of a hate crime, or have witnessed a hate crime, help is available through victim services and other resources.
Contact Vancouver Police Hate Crime Unit Det. / Cst. Jacquie Abbott of the Hate Crimes Unit can be reached at 604-717-9993 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Speak to a Victim Service Worker by calling VictimLink BC at 1-800-563-0808 (confidential and multilingual)
- Contact Police Based Victims Services by calling 1-877-869-0720.
- Contact the Youth Against Violence Line at 1-800-680-4264 (confidential and multilingual)
If you experience discrimination, you can file a complaint to Canadian Human Rights Commission
Mail your written complaint to:
Canadian Human Rights Commission
344 Slater Street, 8th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1E1
Call and make your complaint to our National Call Centre:
Toll Free: 1-888-214-1090
Free & Sliding Scale Counseling:
Gordon Neighbourhood House 604-683-2554 or email@example.com
South Vancouver Neighbourhood House firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House 604.736.3588 x 128 or email@example.com
Qmunity (LGBTQ) 604-684-5307
Islamophobia Hotline 604-343-3828
For more, please check out BC 211 http://redbookonline.bc211.ca/
Aboriginal Wellness Program at (604) 675-2551
Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC at 604-718-2780
Broadway Youth Resource Centre at 604-709-5720
Battered Women’s Support Services at 604-687-1867
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre at 604-681-8480
Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) at 604-633-2506
Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education at 604-876-4881
MOSAIC Multicultural Victim Services at 604 254 9626
Pacific Community Resources Society at 604-412-7950
Progressive Intercultural Community Services at 604-596-7722
Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society at 604-436-1025
Women Against Violence Against Women at 604-255-6344
December 7, 2017 - ANHBC Condemns Acts of Racism and Hate