Hate Crimes

A hate crime is a criminal offence. To denounce it, call immediately 911.  

Here are some examples of hate crimes:

  • To physically attack a person because of the colour of his or her skin.
  • To make threats to a person because of his religion.  
  • Your home or other place of interest (ex.: place of worship), is vandalized by anti-semitic or other type of hate graffitis.

What to do?

As a member of society, we stress the importance of reporting these types of acts in order to fight this type of crime.

If you are a victim of or witness to a hate crime, you can:

  • Call 911
  • Report the hate crime to the Police and provide the officers with all the information you can:
    • what the aggressor said, as well as any indication or information to confirm that this was a hate crime.
  • Report an activity anonymously to Info-Crime Montréal at 514 393-1133.
  • Contact the Crime victims' assistance centre (CAVAC) at 1 866 532-2822.
  • Contact the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec
    at 514 873-5146.
  • Contact the Centre de référence du Grand Montréal at 514 527-1375 or 211.

See also: 
Hate incident