Anti-Asian Racism and Hate Incidents Resource List
Updated April 2021
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an alarming rise of racist incidents against Asian people across North America, including BC. 1150 incidents of anti-Asian racism have been reported in Canada since the beginning of the pandemic. BC has the most reported incidents per capita of any sub-national region in North America. The majority of incidents are against East and Southeast Asian individuals, and Asian women are the most disproportionately targeted (60% of reported incidents). Source: Fight COVID Racism.
To support our community members who are impacted, FACL BC’s Advocacy Committee has put together this resource guide.
BC Government Anti-Racism FAQsResilience BC Anti-Racism Network
The Resilience BC Anti-Racism Network offers a province-wide approach to identifying and challenging racism.
VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across BC 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime.
Contact: 1-800-563-0808 (toll-free) or VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca
Crime Victim Assistance Program
The Crime Victim Assistance Program assists victims, immediate family members, and some witnesses in coping with the effects of violent crime.
Contact: 1-866-660-3888 (toll-free) or email@example.comBC Human Rights Tribunal
Contact the BC Human Rights Tribunal to file a complaint or if you have questions about whether you can file a complaint.
Contact: 1-888-440-8844 (toll-free) or BCHumanRightsTribunal@gov.bc.caBC Human Rights Clinic
The BC Human Rights Clinic provides free legal assistance and representation to individuals who have filed complaints with the BC Human Rights Tribunal. To apply for free legal representation from the Clinic, complete and return this application form: https://bchrc.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/1.-Clinic-Application-for-Legal-Services-Apr-2020.pdf
Contact: 1-855-685-6222 (toll free) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia
Access Pro Bono offers British Columbians a full spectrum of free legal services—from information to advice to representation.
Elimin8hate - Report a Racist Incident
The Elimin8hate reporting centre collects data on incidents of racism, hate and violence experienced by the Asian diaspora in Canada.
Fight COVID Racism
This platform allows individuals to share their experiences of anti-Asian racism and includes resources and support.
Resource materials available in English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Tagalog.
Responding to Hate Toolkit: combat anti-Asian racism by taking action - Ryerson University
This Guide provides information so that you can understand and respond to three kinds of hate: Hate Crimes, Hate Incidents and Acts of Discrimination.
project 1907 Resource List
This list includes anti-Asian racism and history resources, workshops and learning tools, and self-care and healing resources.
Elimin8hate Resource ListAsian Mental Health Collective
The Asian Mental Health Collective aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.
A resource list for reporting incidents, accessing mental health support, and intervening and supporting others.
Asian Mental Health Project
The Asian Mental Health Project aims to educate and empower Asian communities in seeking mental healthcare.
A community healing space for young Asian women and gender-diverse youth facilitated by Madelyn Chung, a Registered Psychotherapist. April 8, 15, 22 6-7 PM EST.
Cultivating Growth and Solidarity
A Mental Health Hub for Asian Communities in Canada.
Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre
The MMHRC provides resources in multiple languages to support culturally safe and competent mental health care for Canada’s diverse population.
For Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking people: S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Help Lines
Led by trained volunteers, the help lines provide Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking callers with confidential emotional support and referrals to community resources that can support them to address a wide range of life issues.
BC Government Virtual Mental Health Supports During COVID-19
Virtual services are available for British Columbians who are experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges.
Self-Care Tips For Asian Americans Dealing With Racism Amid Coronavirus by Brittany Wong
Therapists share the advice they give Asian American clients who are dealing with discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Four Bodies: A Holistic Toolkit for Coping With Racial Trauma by Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - How to Respond to Harassment for People Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment Training Workshop
Virtual workshops organized by Asian Americans Advancing Justice in partnership with Hollaback!.