Public Health Agency of Canada

07/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/21/2021 21:40

Backgrounder – Government of Canada Announces Funding for Anti-Racism Projects Tackling Antisemitism

Strengthening diversity and inclusion is fundamental to fostering a more consciously inclusive society, where everyone is able to fully participate in economic, cultural, social, and political spheres.

At the National Summit on Antisemitism, the Government of Canada announced support for two projects through the Anti-Racism Action Program that address antisemitism and hate.

Organization: United Jewish Appeal Federation of Toronto

Title: Online Hate Research and Education Program

Description: The project will aim to address online hate by identifying different forms of hate in a variety of internet sites and social media platforms, and by developing strategies to empower young people to respond to the dissemination of hate.

Funding Amount: $340,000

Organization: La'aD Canada Foundation

Title: CARE: Combatting Antisemitism through Research and Education

Description: The project will focus on inter-community outreach and cultural sensitivity training to public sector employees who are most likely to interact with the Jewish community.

Funding Amount: $154,200