The year 2016 was a record-setting year for antisemitism in Canada, B'nai Brith Canada's Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents found. Representatives of the organization as well as representatives of B'nai Brith's League for Human Rights spoke to the media in Toronto (national), Montreal and Calgary at press conferences on May 9, 2017.Read more
May 9, 2017
TORONTO – The year 2016 was a record-setting year for antisemitism in Canada, B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents has found. Now in its 35th year, the Audit is the definitive and authoritative resource on antisemitism in Canada, cited regularly by law-enforcement agencies, government bodies, and human rights organizations around the world.Read more
CTV News Winnipeg's Michelle Gerwing spoke to Amanda Hohmann, National Director of B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights, on Jan. 5, 2017, regarding an antisemitic incident involving rock containing a swastika and antisemitic messages that was left outside a Jewish family's home in Winnipeg.Read more
By Daniel Koren
B'nai Brith Canada
The year 2016 was marked by social tension, international unrest and political uncertainty. In Canada, minorities were subjected to racism and xenophobia and in Toronto, for the 11th straight year, the annual Hate Crimes report from Toronto Police Services showed that the Jewish community is the city's single most-targeted victim of hate crimes.Read more
On behalf of B’nai Brith Canada, I would like to express our gratitude for your ongoing support of our organization. It is only through your generosity that we are able to help improve the quality of life for so many in our community.
Jewish refugees from Yemen (Credit: Israeli National Photo Archive)
From the 1940s until the 1970s, and heightening with the founding of Israel in 1948, nearly 1-million Jews were expelled from their homes across Arab countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Algeria and Iran.Read more
(L) Arnold Foss, Circle of Care's Director, Holocaust Survivor Services Funds & Community Relations with Elyse Gruenspan, B'nai Brith Canada's Office Administrator (holding the Circle of Care's "People Helping People" Award plaque)
By Tevy Pilc
B'nai Brith Canada
B'nai Brith Canada is honoured to be the recipient of Circle of Care's "People Helping People Award" in recognition of the nearly two-decade long partnership between the two organizations.Read more
Hate crime complaints have been made to multiple Ontario police departments against a Toronto teenager over anitsemitic and racist videos she posted on YouTube.
Veronica Bouchard, 19, who goes by Veronica Evalion online, has built a large following as a result of her videos, which contain amtisemitic messages and racial slurs.
Global News Toronto Senior Reporter Christina Stevens spoke with B'nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn on the matter in a report below.Read more