Hate Prevention & Mitigation Initiative

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Hamilton is a diverse community and Canada’s 9th largest city. With one in four Hamiltonians born outside of Canada, Hamilton has long been a welcoming city to newcomers, refugees, international students and people from all over the world. Hamilton strives to be a safe and supportive city for people regardless of their age, background, colour, religion, ability and gender identity. However, the equity, diversity and inclusion mosaic built for many generations in Hamilton also continues to be challenged by hate incidents, racism, discrimination, homophobia, and anti-semitism. To address these challenges, it takes the entire community working together to reinforce shared positive values, create effective policies and build our community resilience.

Project Background

The City of Hamilton has retained Sage Solutions, an independent consulting firm based in Guelph with over 20 years of experience supporting community projects, to conduct public engagement in the Hamilton community on hate prevention and mitigation.


The consulting team will engage with equity-seeking groups, people with lived experiences of discrimination, residents and other stakeholders to inform the development of the City’s Hate Prevention and Mitigation Initiative policies, procedures and practices. The consultant will also explore root causes, apply best practices and offer key recommendations on how to address hate and discrimination within the broader Hamilton community.

Hamilton is a diverse community and Canada’s 9th largest city. With one in four Hamiltonians born outside of Canada, Hamilton has long been a welcoming city to newcomers, refugees, international students and people from all over the world. Hamilton strives to be a safe and supportive city for people regardless of their age, background, colour, religion, ability and gender identity. However, the equity, diversity and inclusion mosaic built for many generations in Hamilton also continues to be challenged by hate incidents, racism, discrimination, homophobia, and anti-semitism. To address these challenges, it takes the entire community working together to reinforce shared positive values, create effective policies and build our community resilience.

Project Background

The City of Hamilton has retained Sage Solutions, an independent consulting firm based in Guelph with over 20 years of experience supporting community projects, to conduct public engagement in the Hamilton community on hate prevention and mitigation.


The consulting team will engage with equity-seeking groups, people with lived experiences of discrimination, residents and other stakeholders to inform the development of the City’s Hate Prevention and Mitigation Initiative policies, procedures and practices. The consultant will also explore root causes, apply best practices and offer key recommendations on how to address hate and discrimination within the broader Hamilton community.

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    This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be open for you to complete until July 15.

    If you have any questions about this survey, please contact rebecca@sage-solutions.org.

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