Earlier today, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center wrapped up our successful two-day virtual conference, attended by some 1,100 law enforcement personnel from across the country - making it one of the largest police conferences on hate crime ever held in Canada. The conference, "Building a Case Against Hate: Challenges and Best Practices in Confronting Hate-Motivated Crime," featured an array of speakers and experts sharing their experiences in handling hate crime and extremism and providing insights and tools to help police better handle such cases.
Members of 50 different police services participated, with the largest delegations coming from the OPP, RCMP, Toronto Police, Vancouver Police, Canadian Armed Forces Police and York Regional Police.
The following are just some of the speakers who shared their experiences and insights during the conference:
Little did we know when we began planning this conference a few months ago that it would have such an incredible reach, from coast to coast to coast. We look forward to continuing to work with law enforcement across the country and with other organizations as we continue the important work of fighting the growing scourge of hate and extremism in Canada.