VICTIM SUPPORTS

If you are a victim of an act of racism or hatred (or are supporting a victim), please call 9-1-1 to report the incident.

  • When reporting an incident, state that you are reporting a Hate Crime (emergencies such as attacks, assaults and threats).
  • For non-emergency crimes such as graffiti, vandalism and hate propaganda, the operator will connect you to the appropriate detachment to handle the situation.
  • There is no fee when calling 9-1-1 for either emergency or non-emergency situations.

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 jacquie.abbott@vpd.ca.

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
TTY: 1-888-643-3304
Fax: 613-996-9661

For ongoing support following an act of racism or hated, there are many organizations that offer free or sliding scale fees for counselling, support groups, physical therapy, and legal services.  See list below:

Free & Sliding Scale Counseling:

Gordon Neighbourhood House 604-683-2554 or counselling@gordonhouse.org

South Vancouver Neighbourhood House counselling@southvan.org

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House 604.736.3588 x 128 or patriciap@kitshouse.org

Qmunity (LGBTQ) 604-684-5307

Islamophobia Hotline 604-343-3828

For more, please check out BC 211 http://redbookonline.bc211.ca/

Other resources:

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

For other OARH offices in BC, please click here.

MEDIA RELEASES

December 7, 2017 - ANHBC Condemns Acts of Racism and Hate