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Building Relationships

Over 6 years of community engagement, security initiatives, cultural outreach, and safety training with Law Enforcement has resulted in positive relationships, friendships, understanding, and collaboration between Faith Communities and Law Enforcement agencies across British Columbia.

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Our work with the RCMP

We build upon the community and law enforcement out reach pioneered by Islam Unravelled Anti-Racism Initiative to support faith communities with the resources and follow up the RCMP can bring to address challenges. We work closely with their Hate Crimes division to follow up on incidents of hate motivated crimes against faith communities in BC, report hate crimes, protect houses of worship, and advise on best practices. 

Our community outreach includes dozens of events at mosques and houses of worship to engage with the community, build mutual trust and support. The cultural differences from Canadians of dozens of national and ethnic backgrounds, religious understandings, rural and urban upbringings, and more are contextualized for our Law Enforcement Partners in order to better serve and protect their communities. 

The BC Hate Crimes Team that we worked hand-in-hand with included:

  • Superintendent John Brewer who Served as Officer in Charge Enhanced Community and Aboriginal Policing Services; RCMP “E” Division.

  • RCMP Cpl. Anthony Statham 

  • New Westminster Police Department Det.-Cst. Gareth Blount

Letters of Support from the RCMP