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of recorded hate was Islamophobic hate, followed by xenophobia at 45%, and anti-Asian hate at 21%.
of recorded cases of hate were experienced in-person and 22% were experience via an online medium.
of hate-related cases were recorded in neighbourhoods and 28% in Waterloo Region schools.
Through this report, we draw a picture of the hate experienced by residents of Waterloo Region. For a full vision, we've included statistics from the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS), Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and various community groups, such as O:se kenhionhata:tie (Land Back Camp), Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region and Waterloo Region Jewish Community Council.
These Anti-Hate Services are offered by the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW
and funded by the Region of Waterloo.
We thank all our past funders for their support for this service.
The Coalition of Muslim Women (CMW) of KW has long understood the need to document and track hate cases, discrimination, and Islamophobia. The non-profit has laid a strong foundation of doing so through its work since 2010.
Many thanks to our funders and community partners that have assisted us in building and running a one of a kind Anti-Hate Service.
For more information on CMW’s work and other projects addressing domestic abuse, youth empowerment and socio-economic development of racialized women, visit: cmw-kw.org.