July 15th, 2021
Today, we learned of an act of hate and vandalism against the Baitul Kareem Mosque in Cambridge. We are saddened by this act of hate and know this act of Islamophobia may lead to Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students, staff and their families feeling unsafe and vulnerable.
The WRDSB is committed to confronting and interrupting Islamophobia and all forms of racism, hate and discrimination. Members of the community may look to the Human Rights Branch for support if they experience or recognize they have been negatively impacted by discrimination or harassment based on the Ontario Human Rights Code protected grounds. To assist parents and caregivers as they support their children and our students, we have a number of resources available:
The following supports for Muslim students were shared by the Coalition of Muslim Women:
Naseeha Helpline for Mental Health:
- 1-866-NASEEHA (627-3342)
Muslim Social Services
Please refer to the contact information available on their website.
Sanjay Govindraj MSW, RSW, MAES
- (833) 267-4057
Muslim Chaplaincy of Wilfrid Laurier
Selda Sezen, Muslim Chaplaincy of Laurier
- 519 729 7280
Ghazala Fauzia, MA, MSW, RSW
Carizon Family and Community Center: