Online Hate Research and Education Project (OHREP) and Hatepedia

Online hate takes many forms. Not all of them are obvious.

At the conclusion of the National Summit on Antisemitism in late July, the Neuberger received a $340,000 grant from the Governemnt of Canada's Anti-Racism Action Program to fund the 18-month Online Hate Research and Education Project (OHREP). 

OHREP explores how memes and other digital practices are being used to spread hatred in Canadian contexts, and will use original research to produce Hatepedia, which will contain Canada's Hate Meme Database and Hate Symbol List, along with lesson plans and educational resources designed to help educators mediate between hateful content and conduct, and their student's online experiences. 

Please visit Hatepedia, our online resource portal that includes Canada's Hate Symbol List.

Our launch webinar will be hosted on June 16 at 7:30 PM on the Virtual JCC.

OHREP's work is informed by a diverse Youth Advisory Council of high school students, who keep the researchers informed about their own feeds and provide feedback on produced resources.  

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Étienne Quintal is the Manager of the Online Hate Research & Education Project. His work mainly focuses on youth extremist movements in Canada. Based in Toronto, Étienne graduated from Concordia University in Montréal in 2019. He is completing a Master's in Political Science at the University of Ottawa, studying the use of emerging social media platforms by youth-oriented hate groups. 

Daniel Collen is a researcher with the Neuberger’s Online Hate Research & Education Project with a background in digital media and journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Graphic Communications Management from Ryerson University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Interactive Media Management from Algonquin College. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, Daniel reported on Canadian conspiracy movements and antisemitism in Canada. He currently uses his experience as a graphic designer to analyze the semiotics of online hate.