“Social media companies have played a really important role in amplifying those sentiments of hate that are being circulated on the internet. It makes it even more important for the government to move forward in a really focused way with the legislation they are working on to address the issue of online hate and harms, and ways in which we can not just encourage but co-opt social media platforms to assume responsibility for those things that appear on their sites.”
- Shimon Koffler Fogel, CIJA CEO
CIJA continues to raise the issue of the importance of a consistent, cross-government and departmental approach to ensuring no funding is provided to groups harbouring hate.
In an interview on Global News, CIJA President & CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel spoke about how Laith Marouf's organization, CMAC, was awarded more than $500,000 for participation in CRTC hearings and how this transaction must also be reviewed and addressed. The CRTC has now announced an internal review.
Join hundreds of others across the National Capital Region on November 6 at Rise Up Ottawa! to learn how, as a member of a targeted community, you can become a vital part of our collective mission to combat antisemitism everywhere – online, in our communities, and our schools.
There will be exciting guest speakers, live performances from Choir! Choir! Choir!, and refreshments, along with informative sessions and, most importantly, firsthand stories told by those most affected by this rise in antisemitism in our schools – the students themselves.
|October 16-18||Simchat Torah | Shemini Atzeret (CIJA offices closed)|
|October 19||Mental Health Empowerment Day 2022|
|October 24||Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections|
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