On July 9th, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, the Government of Canada's Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Youth, announced that "To continue building on Canada's Anti-Racism Strategy, the Government of Canada will host the National Summit on Antisemitism on July 21, and the National Summit on Islamophobia on July 22."
This has been a year like no other. The ever-present nature of racial trauma in society has been challenging for all of us, especially children and teens. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a rupture in society, magnifying inequities and redefining what it means to be vulnerable. The violent nature of racism has been on full display on television and in social media.
TORONTO, June 16, 2021 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group today announced it will donate $100,000 to Naseeha, a mental health hotline to support mental health services for Muslim communities. The donation follows the deadly hit-and-run incident in London, Ontario on June 6 that claimed the lives of four family members.
The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) is organizing a National Call to Action against Islamophobia on Friday, June 18th. This national event is endorsed by over 30 major Muslim organizations across the country.
[On June 11], in the House of Commons, the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth committed to the emergency ask of the community in the aftermath of the London terror attack. The government committed to a National Action Summit on Islamophobia convening leaders from all levels of government to chart a path forward for Canada in ending violence against Muslims
A Pakistani-Canadian family out on a stroll on a warm weekend evening was murdered in a horrific act of Islamophobic violence in London, Ont. A nine-year-old boy, hospitalized with serious injuries, is the only survivor of a terror attack that killed his sister, father, mother and grandmother.