We all cherish the feeling of belonging—being part of a safe, inclusive, and welcoming community. Unfortunately, we are seeing alarming expressions of hate that divide us by discriminating against some members of our community.

A community-wide, collective response is necessary to eliminate and prevent hate and all forms of racism, discrimination, and oppression. And we all have a role to play, as individuals, organizations, faith groups, institutions, and leaders. If we all do our part, even in small ways, we can champion belonging and ending hate in our communities.

Welcome to our anti-hate toolkit. You belong here!


To build an inclusive, safe, and welcoming community where all feel a sense of belonging.

About this Toolkit

This toolkit has something for you, whether you are a community member who wants to stand up against hate, you are a parent wanting to influence a child, you are part of an institution that wants to build a safer Hamilton for all, or you have experienced hate and are looking for support and resources.

Here’s what this toolkit includes:

  1. Information about hate and how it affects our communities set out in two learning pathways, one focusing on anti-racism & anti-oppression, the second on decolonization & reconciliation;
  2. Practical, actionable steps for individuals to work towards eliminating and preventing all forms of hate, discrimination, and oppression;
  3. Recommendations for stakeholder organizations in Hamilton to embed equity, diversity, and inclusivity into their practices to eliminate and prevent hate.
  4. Information, resources, and services to support those who have experienced hate.
  5. Case scenarios to help put learning into practice.

Take Action & Join the Movement for Change

Sign the "Belonging Pledge", as an individual or on behalf of an organization. Commit to creating an inclusive community and eliminating hate in Hamilton.

Sign now.

This toolkit is the action portion of No Hate in the Hammer’s Hamilton’s Community Response to Hate, which discusses key frameworks and practices necessary for addressing all levels of hate, racism, and discrimination.

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