An Exploration of the Needs of Victims of Hate Crimes

Appendix A: Members of the Ontario Hate Crimes Community Working Group

Dr. Karen Mock, Chair, who has received worldwide recognition for her work in countering hate crimes and developing multicultural anti-racist resources, received a doctorate in applied psychology from the University of Toronto. She has also been recognized by the courts as an expert on hate groups, hate group activity, discrimination and anti-Semitism. Dr. Mock served from 2001 to 2005 as executive director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. Prior to this appointment she spent 12 years as national director of the League for Human Rights of B’nai B’rith Canada.


Marie Chen
Chen is a lawyer at the African Canadian Legal Clinic. Her work is focused on test cases, litigation and interventions representing the interests of African Canadians to address systemic racism, racial discrimination and anti-Black racism. Prior to 2000, Chen practised immigration and refugee law with a major Toronto law firm.
Germaine Elliott
A member of the Serpent River First Nation, Elliott is second vice-president of the Ontario Metis Aboriginal Association, managing the health portfolio. She has more than 25 years experience in community and social development, race relations and cross-cultural learning.
Bernie Farber
National Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), Farber is a leading national expert on anti-Semitism and human rights. He has battled hatred and racism and worked to strengthen relationships with police services across the country for more than 20 years.
Raja Khouri
Raja Khouri is a managing consultant at The Knowledge Centre, specializing in organization and community development. As national president of the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF), he advocated against hate, discrimination and the erosion of civil liberties. In 2001, Khouri directed a landmark national study of the Canadian Arab community.
Dr. Ijaz Qamar
Promoter of multiculturalism, pluralism and inclusion for more than 30 years, Dr. Qamar has held positions with the Manitoba government as a community outreach coordinator and race relations policy researcher. He also worked internationally, as chief of the technical assistance team with the World Bank and Government of Zambia project.
Uzma Shakir
Executive director of the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians, Shakir is also president of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants. In addition to her 14-year work history in the social service sector, Shakir has been active as a researcher, advocate and activist.
Howard Shulman
Shulman is the coordinator of The 519 Anti-Violence Programme at the 519 Church Street Community Centre. The program offers advocacy and support for individuals who have experienced violence or harassment based upon sexual orientation or gender identification and for persons who are in abusive same-sex relationships. Shulman also provides workshops for police officers who undertake domestic violence work.
Anne-Marie Stewart
Former assistant deputy minister of the Ontario Anti-Racism Secretariat and chair of the board of directors for Interval House, Toronto’s oldest shelter for battered women, Stewart has more than 25 years of professional experience in helping to create and lead effective organizations with an emphasis on equity and diversity management.
Jane Tallim
Tallim was the director of education for the Media Awareness Network, recipient of the inaugural Canadian Race Relations Foundation Award of Excellence. She is also an education specialist for the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. A former teacher, Tallim is a nationally recognized expert on a wide range of media and Internet issues affecting youth, including online hate.