WATCH — Islamophobia and what’s being done to stop it

Published 2022-05-17 03:00

Breaking down anti-Muslim hate in Canada

Every week, CBC Kids News takes a deep dive into a topic that everyone’s talking about. Click the video above or below for this week’s KN Explains.

It's been almost one year since a Muslim family from London, Ontario, died in a tragic and targeted vehicle attack.

As this sombre anniversary approaches, conversations and questions around Islamophobia in Canada are still present.

Most experts agree and statistics back them up — Islamophobia is an issue in Canada.

And some people say it is only getting worse.

So what is Islamophobia? Why is it an issue in Canada, where multiculturalism and diversity are celebrated? And what is being done to address it?

There’s a lot to unbox here, but don’t worry, we’ve got you. KN Explains:

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About the Contributor

Saara Chaudry
Saara Chaudry
CBC Kids News Contributor
Saara is passionate about having a positive impact on the world, whether it's within her community, on the big screen, or in her role as a CBC Kids News contributor. The Grade 12 student from Toronto played Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Howie on Max & Shred, Dana's older sister on Dino Dana, and Martina Crowe on The Mysterious Benedict Society. Outside of film and media, Saara is an award-winning international debater and public speaker. She is the current Ontario Debate and Public Speaking Champion. She is also a vociferous advocate for gender and racial equality, as well as girls' education. Saara was recently appointed a UNICEF Canada Youth Advocate in 2020.

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