Have you experienced or witnessed racism? You can report it. Listening starts here.
Report In Person
Visit the Lakehead Social Planning Council office in Victoriaville Centre
(near the Centennial Square Entrance)
Report By Phone – Call 2-1-1
What will happen after I submit my report?
The data is being collected for statistical purposes; it will be aggregated and analyzed to assess and record the magnitude of racism in our community. The confidential Incident Reporting and Referral Service does not have an enforcement role.
Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
Mission is to develop a sense of Native community in the City of Thunder Bay with opportunities for involvement and control by community members in addressing the issues that affect their lives. Objectives include to increase opportunities for Native people to gain access to services such as education, skills development, housing, justice, health and social services; and to strengthen the sense of sharing and belonging, by increasing opportunities for participation by Native families and community members in improving areas of economic, political, social, cultural, educational and recreational life in Thunder Bay.
Thunder Bay Police Service
In an emergency, dial 9-1-1
Non-emergency reporting: 807-624-1200
Non-emergency on-line reporting: http://www.thunderbaypolice.ca/key-services/services/online-reporting
Provides support for victims of crime and helps maintain public safety.
Kinna-Aweya Legal Clinic
Offers legal advice and assistance to residents of the District of Thunder Bay, particularly Aboriginal people, who need assistance with poverty law issues. Focuses on helping people get income maintenance benefits and maintain access to housing. (Not able to assist in criminal or family law matters.)
Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
Offers information, orientation, and referral services to resources in the broader community that help newcomers with their integration.
CMHA Crisis Response Services
Crisis Response Services offers mobile crisis response, a crisis support residence and 24/7 telephone services to both youth and adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
Crisis Response Services brochure
Human Rights Legal Support Centre
Offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Services may include legal assistance in filing applications at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and legal representation at mediations and hearings at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Works to help people claim and protect their rights. Provides advice on it telephone inquiries line.
Indigenous Services Brochure
Ontario Human Rights Commission
Works to promote, protect and advance human rights through research, public education, targeted legal action and policy development. (Cannot provide information, advice or legal opinions on individual cases or circumstances. See the Human Rights Legal Support Centre for more information.)
Indigenous Peoples in Ontario and the Ontario Human Rights Code (brochure) (English)
Les Autochtones de l”Ontario et le Code droits de la personne de l”Ontario (brochure) (French)
Racial Discrimination (brochure) (English)
La discrimination raciale (brochure) (French)
Racial Harassment: know your rights (brochure) (English)
Le harcèlement racial: connaisseaz vos droits (brochure) (French)
Anti-Racism Directorate (Ontario)
Works to address and prevent systemic racism in government policy, legislation, programs and services.
Hon Michael Couteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
TTY: Bell Relay Service 1-800-855-0511
If you believe you have experienced discrimination or harassment, you can file an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). The HRTO resolves claims of discrimination and harassment brought under the Human Rights Code in a fair, just and timely way. The HRTO first offers parties the opportunity to settle the dispute through mediation. If the parties do not agree to mediation, or mediation does not resolve the application, the HRTO holds a hearing.
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Protects the core principle of equal opportunity and promotes a vision of an inclusive society free from discrimination by promoting human rights through research and policy development; protecting human rights through a fair and effective complaints process; representing the public interest to advance human rights for all Canadians; and auditing employers under federal jurisdiction for compliance with employment equity.