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You can fight hate in Canada right now
There’s no doubt about it – hate is on the rise in Canada and its impact has been deadly.
Alexandre Bissonnette killed six men in cold blood, and injured many others, as they gathered in worship at a Quebec City mosque in January 2017.
Alek Minassian mowed down innocent pedestrians on Yonge Street in late April of this year.
They each consumed hate online.
Beyond these terrible headlines, domestic hate groups are a growing threat in Canada. Yet there is no organization to counter groups like the alt-right, neo-Nazis, Soldiers of Odin, Northern Guard, Blood and Honour, and the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam.
We’ve launched the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAN)
A group of concerned journalists, community leaders, legal experts and researchers have come together to launch the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to monitoring and countering hate groups in Canada.
CAN’s mandate is to research, monitor, expose and counter these groups, to provide information to journalists, law enforcement, policy makers, and community organizations, and to foster public education and awareness.
CAN has the public support of the U.S.-based Southern Poverty Law Center and will operate as a similar, but independent Canadian organization.
In the coming weeks, we will be launching antihate.ca as an online resource on hate groups in Canada. We are already working to support an investigation into the recently exposed neo-Nazi recruiter known as ‘Zeiger’, a Canadian man named by the Montreal Gazette as Gabriel Sohier Chaput living in Montreal, Quebec.
While this investigation is crucial, there are over 100 active hate groups in Canada. Some are dangerous, targeting teenagers for recruitment and creating racist propaganda which is leading to radicalization to violence. We need an organization and resources to fight back.
Join this critical effort
With your support, we'll be able to hire additional full-time researchers and journalists to expose and counter hate groups and their leaders.
Please donate nowto fight hate in Canada. It’s time for ALL OF US to speak out and expose the alt-right. These groups represent a direct threat to our peaceful communities and to our very democracy.
It’s time for us to act.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us a message.
Thank you for your support!
Executive Director, CAN
Please note that as CAN is a non-profit organization, donations are not tax deductible.
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