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When and Where
  • 2/24/2024 12:00 PM EST
  • 4/24/2024 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.

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies

Antisemitism: Then and Now

In collaboration with the Friends of Simon Wiesenthel Centre for Holocaust Studies (FSWC), AMO is offering timely and in demand education on: Antisemitism: Then and Now.

The FSWC is one of Canada’s leading human rights and social advocacy organizations. Inspired by the legacy of Simon Wiesenthal, FSWC works to build a more inclusive and respectful Canada by sharing the lessons of the Holocaust, advocating for human rights and combatting both antisemitism and hate in all its forms.

The FSWC is one of AMO’s Advisory Group partners in AMO’s Health Democracy Project.

This two-hour training covers historic and contemporary antisemitism, how to address this, and ways to build allyship. This workshop will help municipally elected officials to better understand the experience of and serve Jewish employees and community members.

This workshop provides attendees with the following:

  • The ability to name and identify multiple forms of antisemitism, old and new;
  • Knowledge of the origins of antisemitism;
  • An understanding of the link between historical and current manifestations of antisemitism;
  • A recognition that antisemitism in an integral part of DEI discussions on hate and intolerance; and
  • Knowledge of how to be an ally in the fight against antisemitism, as part of an overall commitment against hatred and intolerance of minorities.