In the wake of the spa shooting spree in Georgia that killed eight people, including six Asian women, the Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre denounces violence and hate crimes. We wish to send love, care, and healing to all those affected. We acknowledge the ongoing pain and grief caused by continued racist rhetoric and violent assaults on the Asian community around the world. We condemn all such events.
We urge everyone to speak out against acts of racism and to report this to authorities by contacting the Ottawa Police Hate and Bias Crime Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5015 or online. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca. We all have a voice . We also call for public figures, workplaces and individuals to acknowledge Anti-Asian racism and take action against it.