Facts and figures

Discrimination and hate crime statistics
Discrimination and hate crime statistics, text version follows
25% of discrimination complaints received by the Canadian Human Rights Commission in 2016 relate to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, and/or religion.
Discrimination and hate crime statistics, text version follows
43% of hate crimes in 2017 were motivated by hatred of a race or ethnicity.
Discrimination and hate crime statistics, text version follows
16% of hate crimes in 2017 were specifically against Black populations.
Discrimination and hate crime statistics, text version follows
Hate crimes targeting Muslims accounted for 17% of all hate crimes in Canada in 2017.
Discrimination and hate crime statistics, text version follows
Hate crimes targeting the Jewish population accounted for 18% of all hate crimes in Canada in 2017.

Source: Canadian Human Rights Commission

81 cents
Racialized Canadians earn an average of 81 cents to the dollar compared to other Canadians.
3 times
Black males living in Toronto are 3 times more likely to be stopped and asked for identification by police.
40%
Employers are about 40% more likely to interview a job applicant with an English-sounding name despite identical education, skills and experience.
27%
27% of the federal prison population in 2017 were Indigenous people, who only comprised 4.1% of the Canadian population (Statistics Canada, 2018).
40%
Employers are about 60% more likely to interview a job applicant with a Francophone-sounding name in Quebec, despite similar education, experience and skills (Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse du Québec 2012, in French only, PDF format).
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