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Responsible Digital Citizenship

#weareherecanada began as a grassroots, social media group in March of 2018 to counter disinformation and dangerous speech online. In the fall of 2021 we incorporated as a non-profit organization to expand our work beyond the limits of social media platforms, connect with allies and inspire more Canadians to speak up and support marginalized communities.

Other Ways to Get Involved



Curious about the movement? Ready to start learning how to counter disinformation and dangerous speech? Sign up to access advocate-only resources, start participating on actions and engage with other team members in our community.



We are looking for like-minded partners interested in collaborating to counter disinformation, bigotry, and dangerous speech. Reach out through our contact form to discuss ways we can team up, reach more people, and create a positive impact on our communities.



We are currently adding enthusiastic members willing to commit 2 to 3 hours a week to our team. Duties would entail website/social media content creation, forum moderation, and driving group discussions pertaining to counter speech initiatives.

Get Social with us!

Find #weareherecanada groups on social media platforms to help defuse hate.

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#wearehereCanada is headquartered in ᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, amiskwacîwâskahikan, Edmonton and located within Treaty 6 Territory, the Métis homelands, and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4. We acknowledge this sacred land as the traditional territories and meeting grounds of many First Nations such as the Anishinabae (Saulteaux), Denesuliné (Dene), Nakota Sioux (Stoney), Nehiyaw (Cree), and Niitsitapi (Blackfoot). Today Edmonton is still the home of many Indigenous people, and we are grateful for the opportunity to live and work here.

We recognize and honour the Indigenous nations across Turtle Island who protected the land for thousands of years and who continue to be the stewards of the place our members call home.

We acknowledge the generations of trauma, violated treaties, systemic racism and destruction of sovereignty, culture, and nature that impacted and continue to harm the original inhabitants of Turtle Island. We affirm that simply recognizing what is happening is not sufficient and commit to learning, listening, and taking action to support and amplify Indigenous voices.