Richmond Multicultural Community Services will be among those receiving funding from the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network.
B.C. extends support to tackle racism
Published 11:02 PDT, Fri April 16, 2021
Last Updated: 2:13 PDT, Wed May 12, 2021
Richmond Multicultural Community Services will use funding from the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network to further implement a community response protocol.
The protocol outlines procedures to respond to racist incidents and to facilitate focus groups to understand how to better support victims of hate.
The funds will come from an additional $372,500 to help organizations combat racism in communities throughout the province.
"Racism is real and it's pervasive in our communities. We must take action to combat racism in our local communities," said Rachna Singh, parliamentary secretary for anti-racism Initiatives. "Our government is increasing funding for the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network to empower British Columbians to identify and help stamp out discrimination."
The Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network delivers co-ordinated services by connecting communities with the information, supports and training they need to respond to and prevent future incidents of racism and hate. Recently, the Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network created multilingual videos to promote what to do if someone witnesses or is the victim of a hate crime.
The 36 organizations, representing 57 communities, will each receive $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 to address a recent increase in racism, especially anti-Asian and anti-Indigenous hate activity, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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