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Province to spend $340,000 to tackle anti-Asian hate in Ontario schools

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TORONTO — The Ontario government is putting up $340,000 to help tackle anti-Asian racism in classrooms.

The province says the pandemic has sparked a surge in discrimination and hate crimes against people of Asian descent in Canada.

It says the money will be used to help students learn in a more inclusive environment.

Part of the funding will go to mental health supports for students, families and teachers of Asian descent.

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Money will also go toward developing online resources and tools to help Chinese Canadian households talk to their children about racism.

Overall, the province is spending $6.4 million on equity-related projects as part of its Safe Return to Class Fund.

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“Racism and discrimination have no place in our schools,” Education Minister Stephen Lecce said in a statement.

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