We stand united against Islamophobia

 

UPDATE: Bill 83 to designate January 29 as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia was presented for second reading by MPP Rima Berns-McGown on Thursday April 4.

We will share videos of the debate shortly, and would like to thank the following MPPs who spoke passionately in favour of the bill, and in support of the Muslim community:

Teresa Armstrong (London—Fanshawe)

Lorne Coe (Whitby)

Nathalie Des Rosiers (Ottawa—Vanier)

Faisal Hassan (York South—Weston)

Andrea Horwath (Hamilton Centre), and Leader of the Official Opposition

Stephen Lecce (King—Vaughan)

Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre)

Khaleed Rashid (Mississauga East—Cooksville)

Vijay Thanigasalam (Scarborough—Rouge Park)

United Against Islamophobia calls on the Government of Ontario to designate January 29 as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia, supports MPP Rima Berns McGown’s Bill 83 making the same call, and calls on all MPPs to support by voting in favour.

On January 29, 2017, six worshippers were murdered during evening prayer at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City. Since then, Islamophobic violence globally and in Ontario has been on the rise.

While we recognize that these acts are the most noticeable manifestations of Islamophobia, Islamophobia pervades many of our existing systems and structures in this province.

Now is the time for action. Our government must commit to rejecting forces that negatively impact the lives of fellow Ontarians. As a start, we call on all MPPs in Ontario to support Bill 83 to designate January 29 as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.

Join us by sending an email urging your MPP to support Bill 83 and take action against Islamophobia, or by becoming a Coalition Partner.

 
 
 
 

our Partners

 
 

Abu Hurairah Centre

Across Boundaries

Al Huda Institute Canada

Anglican Diocese of Toronto

Ansaar Foundation

Beach United Church

Black Muslim Initiative

Brampton Sunnatul Islamic Association

Bread and Bricks Social Justice Group

Canada Employment and Immigration Union

Canadian Centre For Deen Studies

Canadian Chinese National Council-Toronto Chapter

Canada Comics Open Library

Canadian Council of Imams

Canadian Council of Indian Muslims

Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East

Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Unitarian Council

Centre for Social Innovation

Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

Colour of Poverty-Colour of Change

Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA)

CUPE Toronto Local

CUPE Ontario

CUPE 1334

Danforth Islamic Centre

Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre

Davenport Perth Community Ministry

DawaNet

Durham Region Labour Council

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Faith in the City

First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto

Guelph & District Labour Council

Halo Canada Project

Hamilton & District Labour Council

Harmony Movement

IBEW Local 353

Islington United Church

Jalalabad Association Toronto

Kashmir Gulposh

Lawrence Park Community Church

LEAD - Leadership for Economic Actions and Development

Lindsay & District Labour Council

London Muslim Mosque

Muslim Association of Brantford

Muslim Council of Peel

Muslim Neighbourhood Nexus

Muslim Youth Fellowship

National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada

Noor Cultural Centre

Northlea United Church

OCASI- Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

OECTA

OECTA Simcoe Muskoka Elementary

Olive Tree Foundation

Ontario Children's Advocacy Coalition

Ontario Federation of Labour

Orangeville & District Labour Council

Ottawa and District Labour Council

Peacebuilders

Peterborough and District Labour Council

Progress Toronto

PSAC Ontario

Punjabi Community Health Services

Push Back the Darkness

Regent Park Community Health Centre

Regent Park Community Ministry (United Church of Canada)

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Centre

Salaam Canada

Sayeda Khadija Centre

Shining Waters Regional Council of the United Church

Society of United Professionals

South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)

Sphaera Research

Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR)

Sudbury Workers Education and Action Centre (SWEAC)

Tamil Canadian Centre for Civic Action

Tamil Nadu Multicultural Association of Canada

Tessellate Institute

The Canadian Muslim Vote

The Rivers of Hope Collective

The United Church of Canada

Toronto and York Region Labour Council

TorontoMuslims.com

UFCW Canada Local 1006A

Unifor

United Steelworkers

Urban Alliance on Race Relations

USW Local 1005

USW Local 5238

USW Local 4120

Westminster United Church

Windermere United Church

Windsor & District Labour Council

Women's Health in Women's Hands

Yaqeen Institute

 
 

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