Community Focus Groups
We are developing Community Informed Hate Crime Reporting Processes in Toronto, Peel, York, and Ottawa. These focus groups aim at listening, validating, and promoting community safety. If you are interested in attending or have a connection to a community organization that would benefit from a CASSA facilitated focus group, please email project lead – Lakhdeep Singh Dhaliwal. This two year Provincially funded project comes from the Ministry of the Solicitor General in the form of Safer and Vital Communities Grant. Our aim is to bridge this gap by creating a safe space for discussion and collaboration between police regions and communities to implement a community-based approach to addressing hate-motivated crimes in Ontario. This project works directly with Toronto Police Service, York Region Police Service, Peel Region Police Service, and Ottawa Police Service.