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When and Where
  • 5/6/2024 12:00 PM EDT
  • 5/15/2024 12:00 PM EDT
  • Virtual

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) is committed to support and enhance strong and effective municipal government in Ontario. We do that in a variety of ways including providing educational programs that provide insight, skills and tactics for our members to rely on in the many roles and responsibilities they carry out in their local leadership roles.

As global events are increasingly impacting our local communities, AMO has built important partnerships with the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies and the Canadian Centre for Muslim Women to develop and deliver education on anti-semitism and anti-islamophobia.

Each program is designed to build your understanding on the historical and contemporary roots of anti-semitism and anti-islamophobia, how to address these and how to build relationships and allyships.

AMO is a non-partisan organization and does not take positions on global matters but understands the importance of supporting our members as they strive to build inclusive, safe communities and stop discrimination and hate. 

In collaboration with the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW), AMO is presenting a 2 hour workshop that will support AMO members to critically examine the impacts of Islamophobia on the lives of Muslims living in Canada and how it further marginalizes Black and Indigenous Muslims, queer Muslims, and Muslims with disabilities. Participants will what Islamophobia is and how to be active allies to counter Islamophobia.

The CCMW is an organization dedicated to the empowerment, equality and equity of all Muslim women in Canada. Their mission is to affirm the identities of Canadian Muslim women and promote their lived experiences through community engagement, public policy, stakeholder engagement and amplified awareness of the social injustices that Muslim women and girls endure in Canada, while advocating for their diverse needs and equipping local CCMW chapters with the necessary resources to maximize national efforts and mobilize local communities to join the movement.

This program supports AMO’s work on creating a healthy democracy in Ontario. The CCMW is one of AMO’s Advisory Group partners in AMO’s Health Democracy Project.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increased understanding of what Islamophobia is and how it works within our society.
  • Increased understanding of gendered Islamophobia and its impact on Muslim women.
  • Increased understanding of intersectional identities.
  • Increased understanding of how to collectively take action against racism and Islamophobia.