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“Our centre was vandalized”

By January 26, 2023January 30th, 2023No Comments

At the Nov 16 public hearing, the executive director of the Islamic Care Centre shared their experience of the convoy occupation. 

“Islam Care Center has served as Centretown’s oldest and only open safe prayer space for Muslims in this ward since 1991. Our Halal hot meals for the less fortunate program has been running every Saturday morning since 2011, where volunteers of all backgrounds assemble, make Halal hot meals, and distribute them amongst the most vulnerable on the streets. As the events escalated, we decided to suspend the program, disallowing our volunteers from doing their great work and preventing our clients from having a Halal hot meal in the cold winter. And most devastatingly, our centre was vandalized in the early morning. Security footage indicates an unknown individual smashed our window with a hammer.”

You can view the full testimony here.