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Introduction

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Introduction

Background to the Alberta Hate Crime Committee (AHCC)

The Hate Motivated Crime and Incidents Provincial Strategy Committee was formed in 2002 to develop a province-wide framework that encourages and supports a collaborative, integrated approach to preventing, enforcing and responding to hate and motivated activities in Alberta. The impetus for this committee came out of the community and policing agencies that met in Ottawa and Red Deer to look at ways to best address these issues. The name was changed to the Alberta Hate Crime Committee in 2006.

 

The vision of the AHCC is to foster an environment where Albertans are living in an inclusive, safe, caring and respectful hate-free community.

 

As a collaboration of community, police and justice representatives, the AHCC is committed to bringing comprehensive insight to the issue of hate crimes and incidents in Alberta through the following principles: