OASW Honors the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack & Action against Islamophobia

It has been six years since a senseless act of terror took place on January 29, 2017, at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Quebec City, taking the lives of Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassan, Azzedine Soufiane and Aboubaker Thabti and resulting in traumatic injury to countless others.

Islamophobia, racism, violent extremism, and the denial of these realities were found to be at the root of this horrifying crime. OASW honours the memory of the victims and expresses solidarity with the survivors, their families, and the Muslim community, including our Muslim members.

OASW denounces Islamophobia and all forms of racism, violence, and discrimination. Each and everyday, we call upon social workers to act on our collective duty and responsibility to disrupt and dismantle Islamophobia across all systems and settings in which we work, live, and engage. We remain committed to supporting this important work and providing our members with resources to do so.

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OASW is the voice of social work in Ontario. It is a voluntary, bilingual, non-profit association representing approximately 8,500 social workers. All members have a university degree in social work at the bachelor, master or doctoral level. OASW works to actively speak on behalf of social workers on issues of interest to the profession and advocates for the improvement of social policies and programs directly affecting social work practice and client groups served.