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What to consider

There are many resources listed that will help you to seek expert advice and safely file complaints. To better understand the options available to you, consider the following:

Connect with an advocacy group

If you think that you have been the victim of a hate crime or subjected to discrimination, or a witness to either, you can reach out to one of the advocacy groups to better understand your rights and what actions can be taken. You can also reach out to the community organizations to report the incident and get support in navigating what you can do next.

File a complaint

If you were a victim of discrimination based on race or ethnicity by a federally or provincially regulated institution, government agency or privately-held company, you can file a complaint with your provincial or territorial human rights commission.

Raise awareness

To help raise awareness of the impact of hate crimes and acts of discrimination, and to assist organizations in developing solutions and advocating for policy changes to put a stop to anti-Asian racism, please file a report with one of the reporting sites. All personal information you share will be kept confidential.

Report online hate

On social media, the scale of anti-Asian sentiment and abuse has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn what you can do to report hateful comments online by reviewing the social media and cyber safety policies.

Learn about diversity and inclusion

To learn about the programs available to help educate about diversity and inclusion and combat anti-Asian racism, visit the websites of the community organizations to find out more.

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, in partnership with the Chinese Canadian National Council, Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and Korean Legal Clinic, have also created a convenient guide that is available in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese. These are available for download here (external link) .