#Hate2Healing campaign has been launched recently in several provinces of Canada with the aim of highlighting stories of Islamophobia as experienced by Canadian Muslim women, helping them overcome these experiences and raising awareness of the Canadian community.
Ena Chadha, chief commissioner of Ontario Human Rights Commission has called for concrete steps to send a strong message against hate, stressing that the steps taken should recognize that religion-based hate exists in all social and political spheres in Canada.
Education Ministry of Canada will give $300K to Muslim associations to help combat Islamophobia in schools through creating digital resources for educators, students and parents. This step will raise awareness and help Muslims feel accepted, included and safe.
Mahmud Jamal was appointed to the Supreme Court as the first Muslim and first non-white judge in the 146-year-old history of Canada. The Canadian government stressed that he had a distinguished career, throughout which he’s remained dedicated to serving others.
The House of Commons of Canada passed a motion to convene an emergency national summit on Islamophobia. The action was spurred by the horrific murder of four members of a Muslim family in a terrorist crime described by PM as an “act of evil motivated by hatred”.
The National Council of Muslims of Canada sent a formal objection to the Minister of Education in Ontario Province, after false statements about Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) were introduced to students in some schools in Canada. https://youtu.be/gwmdPnQBTto
The local community of the town of Fort McMurray in Canada praised their Muslim neighbours for giving out food baskets to those who suffered financially due to the lockdown. Despite the cold weather, 100 Muslims delivered food to the houses of those in need.
Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, stressed during a press conference that he will not tolerate discrimination against Muslims or those who attack mosques under any pretext in this Canadian province. He will have those proven involved prosecuted and imprisoned.
The Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Toronto in Canada published a literary magazine, "Islam in the City", to empower Muslim students to share their stories of what it means to be a Muslim in Toronto and strive to change stereotypes about Muslims.