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Advocate for restitution  for Holocaust Survivors

Advocate for restitution for Holocaust Survivors

In 2009, Canada and 45 other countries committed to the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets. It calls for just and fair solutions regarding private, communal and heirless property stolen from Jews during WWII, urging governments to “make every effort to...

Close the legal gap  on hate speech

Close the legal gap on hate speech

Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, an effective but flawed tool in combating online hate speech, was removed in 2013. This left a gap in the effort to protect Canadians from hate speech, which could be addressed in several ways. Recommendations Section 13...

Launch a national strategy to tackle online hate & radicalization

Launch a national strategy to tackle online hate & radicalization

As seen in the recent attacks on the Jewish communities in Pittsburgh, San Diego County, Jersey City, and Monsey, and mosques in Christchurch, online threats can and do lead to real-world violence. In 2019, after CIJA mobilized thousands of Canadians to speak out on...

Equip police to counter hate crime  & support targeted communities

Equip police to counter hate crime & support targeted communities

Designated hate crime units ensure that such incidents are investigated by officers equipped with the knowledge, experience, and resources to do so. Community liaison units also play a vital role in conducting training programs and responding to the unique needs of...

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