FSWC Delivers Recommendations to Canadian Government to Combat Antisemitism

July 21, 2021

Media Release

Canadian government leaders and the Hon. Irwin Cotler delivering opening remarks at National Summit on Antisemitism
FSWC's Director of Policy Jaime Kirzner-Roberts and Director of Education Melissa Mikel providing recommendations at summit

Toronto (July 21, 2021) - Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) participated in today’s National Summit on Antisemitism hosted by the Government of Canada, delivering a series of recommendations to government leaders on policies to help combat antisemitism.

The summit was led by Minister Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, and the Hon. Irwin Cotler, Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism, and attended by numerous politicians and members of the Jewish community.

"Over the last couple of months, in the aftermath of the conflict between Israel and the terror group Hamas, Canada's Jewish community has experienced a serious spike in Jew-hatred, both on social media platforms and physical and verbal attacks," said Michael Levitt, president and CEO of FSWC. "As we continue to be inundated with reports of antisemitic incidents, this summit came at an incredibly important time and was an opportunity for the Canadian government to listen to members of the Jewish community and commit to taking real action to combat antisemitism. We at FSWC look forward to seeing the results of the summit in the days, weeks and months to follow."

FSWC’s President and CEO Michael Levitt, Director of Education Melissa Mikel and Director of Policy Jaime Kirzner-Roberts were in attendance today delivering key recommendations and will be providing a comprehensive list in the coming days.

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