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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Celebrating the Beauty and Strength of Our Diversity

Say no to hate. 

York Regional Police is committed to combating hate crime. But we need your help to Say No to Hate.

Report hate crimes and hate/bias incidents 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.

Hate Crimes Unit

York Regional Police recognizes the impact of these hate crimes and is dedicated to investigating all occurences of hate crimes and hate/bias incidents. 

The service has a full-time investigative Hate Crimes Unit as well as specialized hate crime investigators across the region to provide assistance to other officers. 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.

Learn more about the fight against hate crime by reading our Say No to Hate pamphlet.

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

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. Recently, Planet Africa TV did a feature on our organization, highlighting our International Day for the Elimination Against Racial Discrimination event and our 9-1-1 Communications Centre. The video of the show can be found on YouTube.

If you would like to contact the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau, you can email them directly at