Hate Prevention & Mitigation Initiative
A diverse community
With one in four Hamiltonians born outside of Canada, Hamilton has long been a welcoming city to newcomers, refugees, international students and people from all over the world. Hamilton strives to be a safe and supportive city for people regardless of their age, background, colour, religion, ability and gender identity. However, the equity, diversity and inclusion mosaic built for many generations in Hamilton also continues to be challenged by hate incidents, racism, discrimination, homophobia, and anti-Semitism. To address these challenges, it takes the entire community working together to reinforce shared positive values, create effective policies and build our community resilience.