The Atlantic Canada Palestinian Society (ACPS), with the support of the Arab Canadian Association of the Atlantic Provinces (ACAAP), is organizing a letter writing campaign demanding that the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission reverse its decision to strip Halifax-based Pakistani Canadian activist Rana Zaman of the Human Rights Award she received earlier this month.
Pakistani Canadian twins, Maryam and Nivaal Rehman, founders of the non-profit organization, "The World with MNR", have recently released the documentary, Destined to Sour, about girls' education in Pakistan.
In early November 2019, Thunder Bay Mayor Bill Mauro presented 18 year old Jordanian Canadian Yamaan Alsumadi with the 2019 Youth Leader Award, one of six Community Safety Awards granted each year, for her work as co-president of the city's Regional Multicultural Youth Council.
In June 2019, Simon Jolin-Barette, Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness, introduced Bill 21, which forbids public employees, including teachers, police officers, and prosecutors, from wearing religious symbols such as hijabs, kippahs, or turbans.
A new one-of-a-kind events and coworking space has joined the vibrant neighbourhood of Little Italy. Located at 499 Preston Street, Collabüro is easily accessible by o-train, bus or car, and provides its members with close proximity to local eateries and green spaces such as Dow’s Lake.