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Saturday, January 29, 2022

New online resources to help Ontario schools combat Islamophobia

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1- Ontario students and teachers now have access to a set of online resources to combat Islamophobia at schools.

The Muslim Association of Canada, a national non-profit organization, launched a website on Thursday that features three courses, six workshops, and six hours of educational videos to help address anti-Muslim favoritism that teachers and students have.

“This is definitely necessary work,” said Hossain, who is a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto.” We hope that this type of work will bring long-term change, not just short-term.”

In July, the Civil Government called an emergency summit on Islamophobia a few weeks after a Muslim family was Rundown in London. Four family members died, and a nine-year-old was seriously injured.

A spate of hate-motivated attacks has targeted hijab-wearing Muslim women in Alberta. In September of last year, a Muslim man was stabbed to death while volunteering at a Toronto mosque.

“The outcome of this project far exceeds the original scope and offers effortless access, practical, and brief resources for educators, students, parents, and anybody who is willing to address Islamophobia within the field of education.

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce said many Muslim students continue to face discrimination in their schools and communities.

“That is why we are investing and partnering with community leaders to counter racism and better support Ontario’s Muslim students and their families.”

The Peel District School Board, which was among those that provided input on the platform, said it was executing an anti- Islamophobia plan of action that instructs anti- Islamaphobia training for all staff.

“We have taken these actions to ensure equitable and inclusive learning environments and experiences for our students and staff.”

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