We at CILT are deeply saddened and shocked at the heinous murder of four members of a Muslim family and the serious injury caused to a child, on June 6th in London, Ontario. We extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s loved ones and to Muslim communities all over Canada who are grieving this traumatic event. Such violent acts of hate have no place in our pluralistic society, and we join many of the speakers at the June 7th vigil in denouncing it.
CILT also stands in solidarity with Muslim leaders calling on our political parties and government institutions to take meaningful action now to combat Islamophobia in its many forms. This includes meaningful legislation, policy making and dialogue with Muslim communities.
We also believe that at this time of increasing racial and religious intolerance in Canada, our workplaces must provide safe inclusive spaces where Muslim workers can contribute their talents free from Islamophobia. We encourage our many partners to make available practical supports to their staff, volunteers and service communities who identify as Muslim, during this difficult time.
The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)