Our Shared Social Fabric: Combatting Islamophobia, with Amira Elghawaby (INC1-E41)

Product code: INC1-E41

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January 29, 2024


11:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)

Bilingual, with interpretation in both official languages. American Sign Language and langue des signes québécoise interpretation will be provided.

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1 hour



All public servants at all levels



In 2021, the federal government proclaimed January 29 as the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia. This annual day of observance provides an opportunity for Canadians to reflect, honour the victims, help deter division among cultures, and promote shared values of equity and inclusion.

This pre-recorded event features Amira Elghawaby, Canada’s first Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia, who will share her reflections on the impacts of Islamophobia on our social fabric and how we can collectively, and individually, help to eliminate it.

Participants will learn how Islamophobia impacts Muslim communities in Canada, how the Internet and social media are being used to create and amplify forms of discrimination, and how to combat these polarizing trends.



  • Amira Elghawaby, Canada’s Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia

Opening remarks

  • Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service


  • Kelly Folz, Director General, Respectful and Inclusive Workplace, Canada School of Public Service
Date modified: 2023-03-20