From the defacing of a poster featuring a Holocaust survivor to the antisemitic assault targeting Jewish teens, there was no shortage of antisemitic incidents making Canadian headlines. Data released by Statistics Canada in November also showed a shocking 63% increase in antisemitic incidents in 2017, revealing that antisemitism continues to be on the rise in the country.
Education and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish community, something Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center provides every day, is more important than ever to combat antisemitism. Whether it's Compassion to Action, Speaker's Idol, Freedom Day or the award-winning Tour for Humanity – FSWC focuses on countering all forms of hate and bringing positive change to Canada's communities. Learn more about FSWC's educational programs here.
CLICK HERE to view FSWC's 2018 top 10 list of worst antisemitic incidents in Canada – and the actions FSWC has taken in response:
As we head into the new year, help us continue the important work of providing Holocaust and human rights education through our numerous educational programs.