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Helping Victims Of Hate Crimes In Ottawa

McGuinty Government Supports Jewish Family Services

July 27, 2011


A new project run by Jewish Family Services of Ottawa will receive support to help victims of hate crimes. The agency will be better equipped to offer education and training for front-line workers who help those who suffered through hate crimes in the community.

This new project builds on the Province’s commitment to stop hate crimes and to ensure victims receive the support and services they need, when they need them.


“Our government has no tolerance for hate crimes and discrimination. We are proud to support initiatives that address the issues and help those who have been victimized.”
— Chris Bentley, Attorney General

“Jewish Family Services has been providing important services for many years to people in need. Through this new funding they will be able to provide seamless delivery of services tailored to the diversity of our community.”
— Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre

“This new support will allow Jewish Family Services of Ottawa to reach out even more to help victims of hate crimes in the Ottawa area.”
— Bob Chiarelli, MPP Ottawa West-Nepean

“Hate crimes have been a concern to the Jewish community for years. We are grateful to the Ontario government for this investment which will allow us to implement a new program to help combat these heinous crimes.”
— Mark Zarecki, Executive Director, Jewish Family Services of Ottawa

Quick Facts

  • Jewish Family Services of Ottawa is receiving a $50,000 grant from Ontario’s Victims’ Justice Fund. The fund is used to provide services to support victims of crime and their families, and help prevent victimization.
  • In December 2010, the federal government cut $44 million in funding to Ontario community agencies that help new Canadians integrate, including Jewish Family Services of Ottawa.
  • In addition to this grant, the Province has increased the amount of annual funding it provides to Jewish Family Services to more than $93,000 this year.
  • Ottawa is the most diverse community in Eastern Ontario according to Statistics Canada.

Learn More

Learn more about Jewish Family Services of Ottawa.

Find out what programs and services are available to victims of crime provincewide.

Find services in your community using the online victim services directory.


Li Koo
Minister's Office

Brendan Crawley
Communications Branch

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