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WITNESSES

What should I do if I witness a hate crime or incident?

Experiencing violent acts or discriminatory behaviours can affect the emotional wellbeing, self-esteem and identity formation of both victims and other members of the same community.
If you think you have witnessed a hate crime or incident, it is very important that you report it. Not only will you help ensure the well-being of the victim, the victim’s loved ones and yourself, but you will be actively combatting acts of hate. By communicating with the appropriate individuals:
• you are taking a stand against acts or behaviours of a criminal or non-criminal nature that jeopardize social togetherness;
• you are helping put an end to the cycle of violence and protect other potential victims of hate crimes and incidents;
• you are assisting the CPRLV and its partners in developing a better understanding of the magnitude of the phenomenon so they can take the necessary measures to ensure prevention, and victim and witness support.

Call 9-1-1.
– Contact your local police station.
– Report the incident anonymously to Info-Crime Montréal (514 393‑1133).
Call a crime victim’s assistance centre (CAVAC) (1 866 532 2822).
– Contact the CPRLV, by phone or by completing an e-form.

– Contact the CPRLV, by phone or by completing an e-form.
– Contact QUébec’S Comission des Droits de la Personne et des Droits de la Jeunesse (1 800 361-6477).
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  • 10 September 2018
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Launch of the project “My story”

“My story” The Centre launched the project entitled “My Story“, which consists of a series of anonymous audiovisual testimonials made by individuals and families supported by the CPRLV. In order to create awareness of the consequences of radicalization leading to violence, some of the people supported by the CPRLV tell their story, for the first […]
  • 4 September 2018
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Captives (Embrigadés) in Montreal

Launch of the play Captives (Embrigadés) in Montreal The collective Les Pentures will launch its project, Captives (Embrigadés), for a tour in Montreal. Following a two-year-long collaboration between the CPRLV and the collective Les Pentures, the play Captives (Embrigadés) was created as an education and prevention tool geared towards school and community environments. Drawing its […]
  • 31 August 2018
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Awareness-raising workshop offered in Trois-Rivières

The Centre led an awareness workshop to a group of young people at the Maison de jeunes Le Transit in Trois-Rivières in order to learn to how to fight social exclusion through prosocial engagement. This workshop was offered by the team behind the “What If I Was Wrong? When We Talk, We Learn! » campaign.