Though the proportion of Muslims in the Canadian population is low, it is the second largest religion in Canada. 3.2% of the population of Canada identify as Muslim with 7.7% of Greater Toronto’s population. Islamophobic discrimination and violence goes far beyond simply name-calling and verbal attacks. It comes in the form of physical attacks, attacks on property and institutions, hate propaganda and demonstrations. The intersectionalities of race, class, sexuality and gender also exacerbate the issues of Islamophobic attacks. Through gendered Islamophobia, Muslim women are disproportionately targeted in incidents of gender-based violence.
ETFO is committed to ending discrimination in all its forms. Read the ETFO Equity Statement and Human Rights Statements.