Most people have no idea that Jews are, by far, the most targeted group for hate crimes in Canada. Yet Jews are consistently left out of anti-racism programs. These are examples of culturally embedded antisemitism that even people who pride themselves on being anti-racist are blind to. For a brief history of antisemitism in Canada, visit this entry at the Canadian Encyclopedia published by Dr. Irving Abella in December 2012.
Community members can also join Ottawa Against Antisemitism (OAA) on Facebook as well as Ottawa City Watch on Twitter for community discussion or information sharing.
Visit here for Antisemitism Resources, including books, organizations and thought leaders.
To report an incident to the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, please email David Sachs.
Students, please tell your teacher AND your parents right away.
Parents/Students should then email the Jewish Federation of Ottawa (firstname.lastname@example.org), and email or talk to the principal. The principal should be aware of all incidents, and Federation needs to track incidents.
For the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, students can report any concerns about the health, well-being, and safety of themselves or others online using the OCDSB Cares anonymous reporting tool.