The provincial government is putting down $1.6 million to support those combatting hate and racism on the local level.
Queen’s Park announced a new fund on Tuesday called the Anti-Racism and Anti-Hate Grant program and is now taking applications.
“Racism and hate will not be tolerated and our government is doing everything it can to protect people from being victimized because of their race or religious beliefs,” said Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism. “This new grant program will be developed collaboratively with community partners across Ontario to ensure it leads to the most effective solutions in the fight against racism and hate in our province. These much-needed solutions cannot come from government alone.”
This funding will support community-based anti-racism initiatives focusing on anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
Check out the Ontario Government’s grants page for more information on how to apply.