education

Ontario Teachers Union Commits to Combating Antisemitism

August 20, 2021 TORONTO – In a rare and welcome step, one of Ontario’s most prominent unions has endorsed a resolution to combat the rising tide of Jew-hatred in Canada. At its annual general meeting earlier this week, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) resolved to “establish a task force to combat Antisemitism in Ontario,” …

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Ontario Government Sued Over Inequitable COVID Safety Funding

July 28, 2021 TORONTO – Three Ontario schools are taking the provincial government to court over inequitable distribution of the Safe Return to Class Fund. The schools argue that when the Ontario Ministry of Education distributed the province’s $763 million portion of the federally provided Fund in the fall of 2020 and the spring of …

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B’nai Brith Outraged by Impunity over Openly Pro-Terrorism School Emails

July 16, 2021 TORONTO — B’nai Brith Canada is outraged by the apparent reinstatement without discipline of a Toronto school employee who sent materials to teachers justifying the murder of Israeli civilians. Javier Dávila, a Student Equity Program Advisor with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), sent two emails to a listserv comprised of TDSB educators in May, …

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Ontario Unveils School Antisemitism Measures Days after B’nai Brith Call

July 5, 2021 TORONTO — The Government of Ontario has announced $327,000 in new measures to combat Jew-hatred in the province’s public schools, days after B’nai Brith Canada sent Education Minister Stephen Lecce a letter requesting action on this issue. In a letter sent last week, the grassroots Jewish human rights organization also reminded Lecce …

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B’nai Brith Proud to Revive Nizkor Holocaust Historical Archive

B’nai Brith Canada is proud to mark Yom Hasho’ah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with the relaunch of its Nizkor website, an important and unique resource on the subject of the Holocaust. While many are looking for productive uses of their time in isolation during the COVID-19 crisis, a great option might be raising our historical awareness and keeping the memory of …

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