A new project run by the Jewish Family Services of Ottawa will receive support to help victims of hate crime. The Centre will be better equipped to offer education and training for front line workers who help those who suffered through hate crimes in the community.
This new project builds on the province’s commitment to stop hate crimes and to ensure victims receive the supports and services they need, when they need them.
“Jewish Family Services has been providing important services for many years to people in need. Through this new funding they will be able to provide seamless delivery of services to diverse communities in the Ottawa area.”
— Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre
“This new support will allow the Jewish Family Services of Ottawa to reach out even more to help victims of hate crime in the Ottawa area.”
— Bob Chiarelli, MPP Ottawa West-Nepean
“Our government has no tolerance for hate crimes, racial intolerance or discrimination of any sort. We are committed to supporting initiatives like this one to develop new and innovative ways to address hate crimes and provide assistance to those who have been victimized.”
— Chris Bentley, Attorney General
“Hate Crimes have been a concern to the Jewish and vulnerable communities for years. We are grateful to the Ontario government for this investment, which will allow us to implement a new short-term project to help victims of hate-crimes”
— Mark Zarecki, Executive Director, Jewish Family Services of Ottawa
·Jewish Family Services of Ottawa is receiving a $50,000 grant from Ontario’s Victims’ Justice Fund. The fund is used to provide services to support victims of crime and their families, and help prevent victimization
·In 2005/06, Jewish Family Services of Ottawa received government funding to address domestic violence within the Jewish community.
·In December 2010, the federal government cut $44 million in funding to Ontario community agencies that help new Canadians integrate, including the Jewish Family Services of Ottawa.
·The Province increased the funding provided annually to Jewish Family Services to more than $93,000 this year, as well as investing in the new project to coordinate support services for victims of hate crime in Ottawa.
·Ottawa is the most diverse community in the East region, according to Statistics Canada.
Learn more about Jewish Family Services of Ottawa.
Find out what programs and services are available to victims of crime province wide.
Find services in your community using the online victim services directory.
Office of Yasir Naqvi, MPP