Joint statement on National Summit on Islamophobia | BC Gov News. (2021, July 22). British Columbia Government News. https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021AG0047-001422
Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, Rachna Singh, and the Minister of Education, Jennifer Whiteside, released a statement acknowledging the rise of anti-Muslim hate crimes which occur online and offline, in British Columbia. In order to address anti-Muslim hate, Singh and Whiteside have committed to introducing an anti-racist act; launching an anti-racism campaign and providing funding for anti-racism projects. They also highlight the important role of education and sharing Muslim stories in combating discrimination. Lastly, they are expanding the provincial Expect Respect and a Safe Education (ERASE) to include resources pertaining to racism.
The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.