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Ontario Expands Plan to Combat Islamophobia in Schools

The government is committed to helping communities across the province to flourish and grow, including those of faith.

For the 2021-2022 school year funding for initiatives that focused on combatting racism and other forms of discrimination including anti-Asian racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism, promoting equity and academic success for Black youth and families, and supporting newcomer parents were provided through Ontario’s Priorities and Partnerships Funding (PPF) COVID-19 Equity Supports.

The government effective November 5, 2020 amended regulations to hold educators accountable for racist remarks and behaviour, explicitly remarks and behaviours that expose persons to hatred based on a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Human Rights Code as acts of professional misconduct.

All school boards in Ontario are required to have an anti-bullying policy in place to help foster more welcoming and supportive school communities.

This government remains steadfast in working towards eliminating hate, racism and discrimination in all its forms.

Learn More: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001576/ontario-expands-plan-to-combat-islamophobia-in-schools