DDSB Statement on Hate-Based Attack in London, Ontario

Posted On Tuesday June 08, 2021


The terrorist attack on a Muslim family that occurred in London, Ontario on Sunday, June 6, 2021 is a horrific example of the ongoing events that continue to impact the lives of community members who continue to experience marginalization and stigmatization. The Durham District School Board extends its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and everyone impacted by this hate-based Islamophobic attack. 

This is a stark reminder of the importance of the DDSB’s commitment to anti-racist, anti-oppressive and anti-colonial learning and working environments that centre human rights and equity, and are safe, welcoming, respectful, equitable, accessible, inclusive and free from discrimination. Islamophobia has no place in the DDSB and we are dedicated to ensure safe spaces for Muslim community members throughout the system.

The DDSB is committed to providing support for those impacted by recent events. For students, we encourage you to connect with a teacher, school administrator or our social work and psychological services teams by connecting with our mental health team. For staff, we encourage you to reach out to trusted colleagues or to contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program.