Canadians stand in solidarity
Since January 29, 2017, Canadians from coast-to-coast have been both horrified and moved to take action in light of the killing of six men at the masjid in Quebec City. These men left home to pray in their house of worship and were killed because they were Muslims. Over the last week, there have been condemnations, outpouring of emotions, candlelight vigils, and community events at masjids across Canada as hundreds and thousands stand in solidarity and focus on love over hate. Considering the rhetoric and action in other countries, it is critical for us to ensure students feel safe both at school and in their communities. During these emotionally charged times, teachers play a critical role in opening conversations to help students feel safe and secure.
The BCTF has resources available on Islamaphobia.