With anti-Muslim occurrences on the rise, schools in Canada urged to address Islamophobia (CBC News)

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    With anti-Muslim occurrences on the rise, schools in Canada urged to address Islamophobia – By Jessica Wong (CBC News) / Dec 2, 2023

    Just a handful of school boards, all in Ontario, have developed a classroom strategy

    As tensions from the Israel-Hamas war continue to ripple through Canada, and officials across the country report an alarming rise in anti-Muslim occurrences, some experts say Islamophobia must become a classroom priority addressed now, in practical ways and on multiple fronts.

    Although there have long been calls for more attention on combating Islamophobia in Canadian schools, it’s been an infrequent topic of discussion, with just a handful of Ontario school boards beginning work in recent years on developing an anti-Islamophobia strategy.

    Canada is “in a moment where we acknowledge that equity and inclusion is important,” but it’s imperative to move beyond talk into action, said Aasiyah Khan, director of education at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM).

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