A new survey disclosed by the Toronto Star today points to an "epidemic of Islamophobia" in Ontario. And across Canada, discrimination, hate incidents and stereotyping of Canadian Muslims is growing in frequency and intensity. The NCCM will call for action on the increasing number of incidents of Islamophobia across Canada.
: News conference to endorse Charter for Inclusive Communities and to condemn Islamophobia
WHO: NCCM representatives in Vancouver, Calgary, London, Windsor, Toronto, and Montreal will be joined by local politicians, law enforcement & civil society representatives, as well as community allies.
WHEN: Monday, July 4, 2016
11:00 a.m. EST/MST in Calgary, Montreal, London, Windsor, Toronto;
9:30 a.m. PST in Vancouver
Vancouver - Royal Bank Room, YWCA Hotel, 733 Beatty Street
Calgary - John Dutton Theatre, Central Library,
616 Macleod Trail SE
- Labatt Hall, Covent Market, 130 King Street
Dieppe Gardens (Ouellette and Riverside)
- Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St.
Montreal - Sheraton Hotel, 555 McMilan Blvd, Montreal QC (room will be on main floor near entrance across from reception counter)
: Media professionals are kindly requested to check-in at the media registration desk at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the news conference. Each news conference will run approx. 40 minutes.
The NCCM is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit grassroots organization. It is a leading voice for Muslim civic engagement and the promotion of human rights.
To book an interview, or for more information, contact:
Amira Elghawaby, Communications Director, 1-866-524-0004, 613-254-9704 or 613-407-3834; firstname.lastname@example.org