Our Workshops

The AHCC, along side its partners, run a number of workshops addressing hate, discrimination, racism and more.

For more information on any of these workshops, and how to book one, please email us at ahcc@albertahatecrimes.org

Moving Beyond Hate: Tools and Strategies for Community Response

Participants of this workshop will gain a full understanding of how hate functions in Canada. This workshop will guide participants through the legislation and prosecution of crimes motivated by hate, as well as develop understanding on how to identify the differences between crimes and incidents motivated by hate. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the historical context and implications of hate, as well as provide them with perspective and a strengthening of cultural awareness. Additionally, this workshop will also provide awareness of existing supports available to community and highlight where gaps exist in services.


The Moving Beyond Hate workshop can be provided to communities looking to gain skills, tools, and strategies to assist in planning and implementing a community-based response to hate. It can also be provided to law enforcement professionals and organizations interested in developing their capacity and understanding to respond to crimes and incidents motivated by hate.


This workshop is a collaborative effort between the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee and John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights.


Moving Beyond Hate can be booked as a half or full day workshop.

Understanding and Responding to Hate, Racism and Discrimination on the Front Lines

This workshop will guide frontline service providers on recognizing hate and identify ways to best support their clients and fellow community members. This workshop will provide simple tools to help participants identify hate, racism, and discrimination, develop capacity on bystander response, and provide spaces to document when incidents motivated by hate do occur.


This workshop is a collaborative effort from Coalitions Creating Equity, of which the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee is a part of.


Understanding and Responding to Hate, Racism, and Discrimination on the Frontlines can be booked as a two or three hour workshop.

Deescalating Hate on Social Media

This workshop is designed for organizations and individuals that monitor social media platforms. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of ways we can interact on social media in response to the often overwhelming comments that use hateful, racist, and discriminatory language. This workshop will provide participants with methods of addressing issues like brigading, hate motivated comments, and ways that we can be accountable when we make mistakes when monitoring social media. Participants will learn how to address these sorts of comments through case studies so that the tools can be put into practice.


Deescalating Hate on Social Media can be booked as one or two hour workshops.

Uncovering the Link between Hate Crimes and Civil Law

In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of how criminal, civil, administrative, and human rights law can be applied to issues surrounding hate and systemic discrimination. Participants will learn the remedial mechanisms that exist within the justice system, understanding of how the Canadian Criminal Code identifies crimes motivated by hate, and the importance of human rights law.


This workshop is a collaborative effort between Robert P. Lee, B.A., LL.B from Victims Rights Law, the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, and the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee.


Uncovering the Link between Hate Crime and Civil Law can be booked as a two hour workshop.

StopHateAB Info Session

The StopHateAB.ca website is a tool to give victims and witnesses of incidents motivated by hate a space to report. Participants to this workshop will gain a full understanding of the purpose of the StopHateAB.ca tool, how they can report an incident, and how their report is responded to.


The StopHateAB Info Session can be booked as a one hour workshop.