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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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YRP and our community: Together, we are more.

York Regional Police is committed to combating hate crime. But only together, in partnership with our community, can we ensure that hate does not define our region. 

If you witness or have been the victim of a hate crime or hate/bias incident, report it to York Regional Police immediately.

What is the difference between a hate crime and a hate/bias incident? 

A hate crime is a crime motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, language, colour, religion, gender, age, mental or physical disability or sexual orientation of the victim.

A hate/bias incident may include name calling, racial slurs or the distribution of material promoting prejudice, and is motivated by the same factors as hate crime. It might not necessarily fall under the Criminal Code of Canada.

York Regional Police recognizes the impact that hate has on our community and is dedicated to investigating all occurences of hate crimes and hate/bias incidents. 

Hate Crimes Unit

The service has a full-time investigative Hate Crimes Unit as well as specialized hate crime investigators across the region, providing support to all our members. York Regional Police is also proud to provide hate crime training to other law enforcement agencies, community and school groups to effectively fight hate crime.

Contact us

Have you been the victim of hate? Contact us at 1-866-876-5423.

If this is an emergency, or the hate crime is still in progress, call 9-1-1.

Have an inquiry? Contact the unit at hatecrime@yrp.ca.

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Diversity and Cultural Resources

The Diversity and Cultural Resources Unit builds bridges and develops partnerships with our diverse communities and educates our members about the many different cultures York Regional Police serves.

The bureau ensures York Regional Police properly meets the needs of our global community which is enriched by the linguistic, religious and ethnocultural diversity of community members, many of whom trace their ancestry to many corners of the globe.

Many York Regional Police officers are multilingual, speaking Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Farsi, Urdu, Italian, Russian, Tagalog, Spanish, German, French, Korean and Sign Language among others.

Every year, York Regional Police takes part in many cultural events across the region, in collaboration with our community partners. 

If you would like to contact the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau, you can email them directly at diversity@yrp.ca.