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:

Community Resources

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.

Aligned Health

Sanjay Govindraj MSW, RSW, MAES

Muslim Chaplaincy of Wilfrid Laurier

Selda Sezen, Muslim Chaplaincy of Laurier

Ghazala Fauzia, MA, MSW, RSW

Carizon Family and Community Center:

Debbi Engel

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