Supports to Combat Islamophobia in Schools

Published on July 09, 2021

Ontario's government stands firmly against all forms of religious and racial discrimination and intolerance, including Islamophobia. Racism, discrimination and hatred directed against people because they are Muslim is unacceptable.

 

That’s why this government is providing $300K in supports to provide community groups with funding to deliver collaborative, community-based student and parent supports, including initiatives to enhance awareness of Islamophobia and explore strategies to combat it.

 

This funding is part of the Safe Return to Class Fund, to which the government is providing $6.4M in equity related supports to help facilitate greater understanding of all individuals and   provide strategies to combat racism and prejudice.

 

Funding partnerships include:

  • $225K for the Muslim Association of Canada,
  • $75K for the National Council of Canadian Muslims

 

We will be working with these organizations to create digital resources for educators, students, and parents as well as engaging with families to ensure a safe return to school for Muslim students.

 

This funding supports advocacy for issues and concerns related to Muslim Canadians in the education system, supports related to pandemic-induced issues and risks for Muslim families in Ontario, as well as capacity building tools for educators, school staff, parents and community members.

 

The government stands firmly against all forms of religious and racial discrimination and violence and will do what it takes to end discrimination and prejudice in Ontario.

 

To learn more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000436/ontario-combatting-islamophobia-in-schools