Workshop details: The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, Islamic Social Services Association and King’s University College, School of Social Work will be hosting an open conversation and full-day workshop about Islam and Muslims entitled “Islamophobia: Recognize, Resist, Respond.” All are welcome to attend this event, which includes a halal lunch, refreshments and parking.
June 8, 2022 Anti-Islamophobia Workshop for those in the Social Services field 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m Register
Anti-Islamophobia Workshop for for Educators 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm Register
Workshop details: The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, Islamic Social Services Association and King’s University College, School of Social Work will be hosting a sector-specific Anti-Islamophobia Workshop. Registration will be required for this event.
CRHESI members, Dr. Abe Oudshoorn and Jule Ryan spoke to Innovation Works co-tenants during a Brown Bag lunch talk this month on Solutions to Homelessness in London.
Abe’s past clinical work as a community nurse provided the base for his research agenda and desire to work at a higher level, aiming to transform systems to end homelessness in London, Canada and beyond.
Historical context on homelessness:
Pre WWII, housing instability meant the use of informal dwellings, people built their own shelters, such as shacks (around Carling Heights for example).
Post WWII, around 1965, public, social housing was introduced.
Government built and funded the number of units needed to meet the need at that time. These structures built in 1970’s are the same structures still in use in London today.
Rent was geared to income (30%).
1980’s: Housing construction stopped in Canada–Global financial crisis + conservative governments = stop spending
Abe noted that in the 2006-2015 era, PM Harper flipped this austerity practice and instead encouraged gov spending to stimulate the economy
Late 1980’s, the first concerns were noted in the House of Parliament about homeless constituents
To honour the lives of the Afzaal family: Yumna Afzaal, 15, Madiha Salman, 44, Talat Afzaal, 74, and Salman Afzaal, 46, there are community events running from June 3-8 in London. CRHESI members, please join the community to support and stand against Islamaphobia in all forms.
“Youth Coalition Combatting Islamophobia is hosting a march on June 5 from Oakridge Secondary School to the London Muslim Mosque, and a vigil on June 6.
The London District Catholic School Board and the Thames Valley District School Board are hosting a walk for students, and the Islamic Social Services Association King’s College and the Muslim Resources Centre for Social Support and Integration are hosting two workshops focused on anti-Islamophobia, on June 7 and 8.
There will also be an art gallery and prayer services, hosted by the London Muslim Mosque.” -CBC reporter James Chaarani
The scholarship is awarded to a full-time female graduate student enrolled in a Doctoral (PhD) or Masters (MESc) program within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Preference will be given to a student whose research is focused on environmental engineering, and who is able to demonstrate their advocacy towards the inclusion and belonging of all religions and races.
Today, at noon with the musical backdrop of London’s Frank Ridsdale and Edgar and Joe’s pop-up commUNITY Kitchen, Pillar’s Board announced new “Decent Work” measures at Pillar. Pillar Nonprofit Network is a long-standing organization that strengthens community impact in London and area. One of its many innovative programs is Innovation Works, a coworking space and collaboration hub located downtown, where CRHESI’s staff are located. CRHESI wishes to congratulate Mojdeh Cox on her promotion to CEO of Pillar after one year in her position as ED. The board states they are taking radical accountability, looking at HR practices and taking action. The promotion of Mojdeh demonstrates the committment to elevate women in leadership, in the largely female impact sector, and particularly, racialized women. As well, Pillar directors will now be VPs and new pay principles are implemented: *Wage level transparency on all postings and for all positions. *1:3 salary ratio threshold, from bottom to top earner. *All cooperative learning and students will be paid. *Pillar is a Living Wage employer for all staff.
“The future of work is flexible and it is decent” Mojdeh Cox