advocacy

Jewish Community Applauds Ontario’s Adoption of IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

October 27, 2020 TORONTO – Today, Ontario became the first province in Canada to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. The IHRA definition provides a critical framework that can help guide Ontario government institutions in understanding contemporary forms of antisemitism, such as Holocaust denial, or accusing Jews of being more loyal …

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Jewish & Iranian Communities Celebrate Friendship, Fight for Better Future

October 23, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Representatives of the grassroots Jewish and Iranian communities came together yesterday for an event that celebrated the rich history and friendship of the two communities. Speakers at the event also called for concrete action to be taken by the Canadian government in order to combat the brutal Iranian …

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PETITION: Maintain U of T’s Academic Integrity

October 2, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – Please sign this petition, led by University of Toronto faculty, encouraging the university to stand strong in refusing to hire Valentina Azarova to head its Faculty of Law’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP). The petition is open to all and draws attention to Azarova’s worrying associations with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are closely …

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China’s Human Rights Abuses Can’t Be Ignored: B’nai Brith Canada & Uyghur Leaders

September 4, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is joining with leaders of the Uyghur community to demand that Canada, the United Nations and all world leaders take concrete steps to bring China’s brutality against the Uyghur people to an end. The Uyghur Muslims are an ethnic and religious minority found largely in …

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Federal Government Put on Notice by Canadian Jewish and Iranian Groups

January 13, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – Leaders from Canada’s Iranian and Jewish communities have given the federal government 30 days’ notice to list Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in its entirety as a terrorist organization. At a news conference in Ottawa Monday, leaders from the Council of Iranian Canadians, the Justice 88 Campaign and B’nai Brith Canada urged the government to …

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Sign Our Petition to List the IRGC as a Terrorist Organization within the Next 30 Days

Dear Mr. Prime Minister, Nineteen months have elapsed since the House of Commons passed a bipartisan motion calling on the government to “immediately” list Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in its entirety, as a terrorist organization. Nevertheless, the government has not yet followed through on this commitment.  It makes little sense to ban only …

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Canadian Iranian & Jewish Communities Unite to Protest Iranian Regime

November 25, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – More than 300 Torontonians came out to the city’s Mel Lastman Square on Sunday to protest the Iranian regime’s ongoing brutality against its own citizens. The attendees included members of both the Iranian and Jewish communities, as well as Canadians of all backgrounds who wanted to make their voices …

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A huge week: Exposure. Action. Results.

It’s been a busy and high-impact week for B’nai Brith Canada and human rights in our country. We have received overwhelming positive feedback about our success in exposing intolerance, hate and antisemitism and ensuring concrete action. Consider these eyebrow-raising national headlines, resulting from the tireless work of B’nai Brith Canada, this week alone:   If you support the work …

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LCBO Responds Positively to B’nai Brith Advocacy

August 16, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is pleased to share that the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has taken a strong stance against anti-Israel vandalism in its stores, after B’nai Brith reached out following an incident earlier this week. “We are encouraged by the LCBO’s strong response to these antisemitic acts in …

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B’nai Brith Hiring Advocacy Coordinator, Western Region

B’nai Brith Canada is expanding its advocacy department into Western Canada, and is looking for a motivated, passionate and independent self-starter to take on the role of Advocacy Coordinator, Western Region. The Advocacy Coordinator, Western Region will be responsible for developing networks and community connections across Alberta and British Columbia, liaising closely with law enforcement, provincial & …

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