STEP 1 - Please fill in an incident form
The Jewish Federation of Ottawa tracks incidents of hate, online as well as in real life, to measure and combat antisemitism. Visit here  to report incidents of hate. Please be specific and include as many details as you can remember.
If the incident is hate-motivated, you can report it to Ottawa Police Services here.
If you are in immediate danger, please dial 911. If you are no longer in danger, police can also be contacted at 613-236-1222, extension 7300.
In an Ottawa school


  • Students, please tell your teacher AND your parents right away.

  • Parents/Students should then email the school principal, with several individuals copied (cc'd) on the email: David Sachs of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, and the school superintendent. The principal should be aware of all incidents, and Federation needs to track incidents.

  • For the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, please include Jewish Equity Coach Brian Kom,, and Superintendent of Equity, Mary Jane Farrish, If there is a need to elevate the report, please contact OCDSB Director of Education Pino Buffone,, and email the appropriate school trustees.

  • For the Ottawa Catholic School Board, please include Director of Education Tom D’Amico, 

  • For the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, students can also report any concerns about the health, well-being, and safety of themselves or others online using the OCDSB  anonymous Safe Schools Reporting Tool here.

In an Ottawa university, college
Formal complaint-filings may require identification, but consultation is confidential, and this can even include confidential mediation.
•   For Algonquin College, please email
•   For University of Ottawa, contact the Human Rights Office here
•   For Carleton University, please email
Hillel Ottawa is also there to help. Let them know about any incidents. They can advise and support you in any complaint, but they also track incidents, which is crucial to understanding (or demonstrating) the problem. Contact the director, Jamie Sweigman at