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Resources for Combatting Anti-Asian Racism & Learning About Canadians of Asian Descent

There is a growing body of information on combatting anti-Asian racism and hate and overcoming harmful stereotypes about Asia and people of Asian descent. Canada has a powerful network of organizations dedicated to raising awareness about these issues. While the list below is by no means exhaustive, it has been created by APF Canada to better inform Canadians and provide gateways to action.

We are also fortunate in Canada to have a wealth of writers and filmmakers of Asian descent whose work is helping to make their experiences more visible and enrich the telling of the ‘Canadian story.’

Government of Canada Resources

Government of British Columbia Resources

Organizations Working Against Racism

  • Canadian Race Relations Foundation – Dedicated to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canada. A resource for research, data, and information on racism.
  • Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice (CCNC-SJ) – Educates, engages, and advocates for equity and justice for all in Canada. Spearheaded campaigns such as Stop the Spread.
  • Elimin8Hate Advocacy arm of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF), it aims to empower, educate, and eliminate racism. Spearheaded the TikTok campaign #ReClaimYourName.
  • Fight COVID Racism – Provides a platform to report and record race-based hate crimes in Canada. (Supported by Chinese Canadian National Council - Toronto Chapter; CCNC-SJ; Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic; and, Civic Engagement Network - Society of Canada)
  • HeartMob by Hollaback – Report online harassment and receive support.
  • Project 1907Partnered with VAFF and Elimin8Hate to provide a platform to report and record race-based hate crimes in Canada.
  • Stop AAPI HateA U.S.-based coalition that tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
  • Action! Chinese Canadians Together – Aimed at building the capacity of Canadian leaders of Chinese descent and committed to creating a more equitable Canadian society.
  • Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) – Anti-Hate Community Leaders’ Group – CASSA is an umbrella organization of agencies, groups, and individuals that provides services to the South Asian Community through information, research, mobilization, co-ordination, and leadership on social justice issues.
  • Hua Foundation - A youth empowerment non-profit working on racial equity and civic engagement issues, based in Vancouver.

Educational Resources

 

Training Resources

  • Anti-Racism Strategies for the Workplace by the University of British Columbia.
  • Bystander intervention trainings by Asian Americans Advancing Justice.
  • Bystander intervention trainings by Ihollaback (Also provides, anti-harassment trainings for workplace or street).
  • Education and Training by Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
  • Training & Workshops by the Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office, University of Toronto.
  • Responding to Hate Toolkit by Ryerson University.
  • Unlearn Racism – A resource designed for youth aged 12 to 16; includes a facilitator’s guide. Funded by Govt. of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
  • Fight Racism in Canada! By Chinese Canadian National Council - For Social Justice – A learning series designed for students (Grade 4 and up) to learn about racism and how to fight it in their communities; includes facilitator’s guide.
  • Act2endracism – Provides resources and tools for the general public, community organizations, and survivors of racism. Created by a coalition of Asian Canadians and organizations.

 

Canadian Museums

 

Documentaries and Film Festivals

Books by Canadians of Asian Descent

Media with an Asian Angle