News Release from MPP Kerzner:                  July 20th, 2023

The Office of MPP Michael Kerzner is delighted to announce that The Government of Ontario has opened applications for the Anti-Hate Security and Prevention Grant

This program allows for faith based and cultural organizations to receive a one-time grant of up to $10,000 to help prevent and respond to hate motivated incidents, graffiti, vandalism, and other damage, and ensure their communities have a safe environment to practice their faith or express their beliefs.

Funding can be used to cover safety and security measures such as building upgrades, enhancing locks, installing cameras, training staff, completing security assessments, introducing safer cybersecurity measures, hiring professional security, and making repairs. Grant funding can be used to cover eligible safety and security measures implemented between April 1st, 2023, and March 31st, 2024.

There is no place for Hate in Ontario. No Ontarian should live in fear that they will be targeted because of their background or religious belief. This is why our government is investing $25.5 million over the next two years in this Anti-Hate Security and Prevention Grant. We will continue to work with all communities to build a stronger, safer, and more inclusive Ontario.

The deadline to apply is on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023, at 11:59 pm.

To learn more about the application criteria, please visit the home page of

Ontario Anti-hate Security and Prevention Grant

MPP Kerzner is proud to represent and live in York Centre. He remains committed to staying in touch and engaged with the residents, businesses and organizations that call York Centre home! 

Please feel free to contact our office for any additional information and how best we may help you.