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Another Year: Anti-Asian Racism Across Canada
Two Years into the Covid-19 Pandemic 

Released by the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO) and Project 1907 in 2022, the report shows a continued and concerning rise in anti-Asian racism and xenophobia across Canada. A total of 943 reports of racist incidents were reported across the country, representing a 32 percent increase compared to 2020. In 2021 there was a notable increase in reports by women, South Asian and Southeast Asian people, and children and adolescents. Violent attacks were also a continued trend, with reports of being coughed at or spat on increasing by 42 percent.

The Data

  • A total of 943 reports were received through online platforms in 2021, representing a 32% increase in reports compared to 2020. Reports were submitted in every province and territory across the country. 

  • Women continue to submit the majority of incidents, making up nearly two-thirds of reports. The number of incidents reported by women and people of marginalized genders have all increased compared to 2020.

  • Reports by South Asian and Southeast Asian people increased dramatically compared to 2020, by 318% and 121%, respectively.

  • Reports by children and adolescents (18 years and under) increased
    by 286% compared to 2020. Reports by young adults (ages 19 to 35) also increased by 43%.

  • Reports of assault (being coughed at/spat on) increased
    by 42% in 2021 compared to 2020.

  • Reports of online hate and racism increased by 132% compared to 2020. The highest number of reported incidents continue to occur in public spaces (48%).

  • New offender/perpetrator profile analysis this year finds that nearly 75% of submitted incidents report offenders/perpetrators
    as men and white. 

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Calls to Action

Reporting feedback indicates a desire for policy reform, demonstrating a recognition
that incidents cannot be dealt with on an individual, or case by case basis. This serves as important community insight on calls to action, including the need to hold governments and institutions accountable for systemic legislative change.

Report recommendations include:

  • Calling on governments, funding agencies, and corporate sponsors with access to financial resources to invest ongoing,
    multi-year, sustainable funding and resources to Asian community-based organizations;

  • The creation of anti-racism programs and training that are culturally specific, linguistically accessible, and trauma informed;

  • Funding of programs that address systematic violence toward Asian women, and increase the representation of Asian women
    in decision making processes;

  • The development of training/fellowship programs and develop pathways to bring more Asian women into politics;

  • For policymakers to recognize the full breadth of settler Asian identities and ensure meaningful and equitable participation
    by a wide range of diasporic Asian leaders in consultations on issues of anti-Asian racism;

  • For allies who work alongside Asian women leaders to centre the needs, voices, experiences, wisdom, and resilience of Asian women;

  • And for Asian communities to support the National Council of Canadian Muslims in their continued efforts to pass Ontario Bill 86,
    the Our London Family Act, a crucial initial step towards ensuring the stymieing of racism and hatred against marginalized communities. 

由平权会和 Project 1907 在 2022 年合作发表的调查报告显示,加拿大反亚裔种族主义和仇外心理持续加剧,令人担忧。全国共报告了 943 起种族主义事件,比 2020 年相比增加了32%。2021 年,女性、南亚人和东南亚人以及儿童和青少年的报告数量显著增加。遭受暴力袭击是一个持续的趋势,被人咳嗽或吐口水的报告增长了 42%。


  • 2021年,我们的网络平台上共收到了来自全国所有省份和地区的共 943 份有关种族主义事件的报告,比 2020 年增涨了 32%。

  • 大多数事件的报告依旧来自于女性,占全部事件报告的近三分之二。与 2020 年相比,女性和性少数群体报告的事件数量都增加了。

  • 南亚和东南亚人的报告与2020年相比大幅增加,分别增加了 318% 和 121%。

  • 来自儿童和青少年(18岁及以下)的报告与2020年相比增加了 286%。来自青年人(19至35岁)的报告也增加了 43%。

  • 与2020年相比,2021年有关被人咳嗽或被吐口水的报告增加了 42%。

  • 与2020年相比,有关网络仇恨和种族主义的报告增加了 132%。发生在公共场所的事件依旧占比最多(48%)。

  • 今年新发布的的罪犯/施害者分析指出,近 75% 的罪犯/施害者都是白人男性。


  • 调查报告反映了人们对政策改革的渴望。人们意识到不能再把这些事件视为个人行为或个案。同时还显示了社区要呼吁人们做出行动,包括要求政府和机构进行系统性的立法改革。


  • 呼吁政府、资助机构和企业赞助商向亚裔社区组织继续投入持久的,可持续的资金和资源;

  • 创建文化特定、语言易懂和创伤知情的反种族主义项目和培训;

  • 为解决针对亚裔女性的系统性暴力的项目提供资金,并增加亚裔女性在决策过程中的代表性;

  • 制定培训或研究金计划,建立能将更多亚裔女性引入政治领域的路径;

  • 决策者应认识到亚裔移民身份的广泛性,并确保广泛的亚裔领袖移民在反亚裔种族主义议题的磋商中能够实现有意义的、公平的参与;

  • 呼吁支持亚裔女性领袖的盟友们,聚焦亚裔女性的需求、声音、经历、智慧和韧性;

  • 呼吁亚裔社区继续支持加拿大穆斯林全国委员会推动的安大略省法案86号(Our London Family Act)。这是确保消除针对边缘化社区的种族主义和仇恨的关键的第一步。

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