Canadian Anti-Hate Network

For: Canadian Anti-Hate Network
Toronto, ON, Canada
Organizer: Evan Balgord
Canadian Anti-Hate Network (Canadian Anti-Hate Network)
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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. 


Until now.


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!


Evan Balgord
Executive Director, CAN


Please note that as CAN is a non-profit organization, donations are not tax deductible.



Photo Credit: Samuel Corum - Anadolu Agency

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 16, 2018

Posted on May 16, 2018

Friends -

After a months-long investigation carried out by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network and VICE Canada, we have exposed the host of Canada’s largest alt-right neo-Nazi podcast, This Hour Has 88 Minutes.

The podcast hosts and guests are racist and celebrate violence. They have recruited people into their hate movement, destroying the lives of the people they radicalize and endangering communities they target with their hate propaganda.

The host, League Of The North, is Thomas White. He lives near Thunder Bay. Before this, he led a dual life as a coffeeshop owner and a racist podcaster. For a while he was selling Nazi-branded coffee to support alt-right causes.

Full story: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/59qb93/the-racist-podcaster-who-started-a-neo-nazi-coffee-company-to-fund-white-nationalism

The podcast has been removed from all its large platforms and the hosts have deleted their forum accounts with their thousands of posts. This will limit the ability for the neo-Nazi alt-right to spread their Canadian-made propaganda and organize.

Thank you for your support in these early days. With your help, we’ll continue this work to expose and counter hate groups and hate movements like the neo-Nazi alt-right. 


Posted on May 9, 2018

Posted on May 9, 2018

Update from the Canadian Anti-Hate Network
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Dear friends,


Canada’s alt-right neo-Nazis are reacting to news of the public launch of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, which - thanks to your support - has crowdfunded nearly $5,000.

This week, Canada's largest alt-right neo-Nazi podcast released an episode talking about the Montreal alt-right neo-Nazi propagandist and networker Zeiger being exposed as Montreal man Gabriel Sohier Chaput by the Montreal Gazette.

The hosts of the podcast are overtly racist and advocate for violence towards nonwhites. It is syndicated by the largest alt-right websites, and claims to have thousands of listeners. Zeiger has been a repeat guest of this podcast.

Their 90th episode, released on Sunday, is subtitled “Can we make it to episode 100? Let’s find out.”The first thing they talk about is Zeiger being exposed and the public launch of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.

“It’s hard for anyone with their neck out there to know that there’s people actively trying to tear you down,” says one of the hosts.

“This [Canadian Anti-Hate Network] is something to keep an eye on,” says another host. “Don’t interact with them at all. They’re going to get bad . . . They’re going to come for us and that’s something we just have to expect.”

The fact that these key figures in Canada’s alt-right neo-Nazi movement are scared of us is basically an endorsement.

Thank you for your incredible support both as a contributor and on social media. The reaction, despite our rushed launch to assist with investigations into Zeiger, has has been incredible. We believe Canadians want a strong advocate against hate - and together we will confront this ugly phenomenon in our midst.

Stay tuned for CAN's official launch of antihate.ca as a resource on hate groups in Canada. In the meantime, please spread the word and help us reach our goal of raising $50,000 to combat hate and xenophobia.

Evan Balgord

Executive Director, CAN

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