Who we are
The Toronto Met Muslim Employee Community Network is a group of 日博电竞登录下载靠谱 University employees who identify as Muslim, working together to foster an environment of mutual respect and awareness.
What we do
Through our community networking, we provide an organized support system to members of the Muslim community. Our goal is to support employees who self-identify as Muslim by:
- consulting on and creating awareness around inequities facing muslim community members
- providing a safe space to discuss issues
- holding events open to the wider ryerson community
- connecting with other community networks on common and intersecting issues
Stay in touch and receive updates from our community network:
Support for Muslims on campus
The Muslim Employee Community Network has prepared a list of resources and supports you can turn to if you have faced Islamophobia on campus.
The department of Community Safety and Security can help you file a report if you have been involved in a security incident related to Islamophobia, be it a verbal or physical attack.
Consent Comes First can support you with referrals, advocacy and advice if you have faced gender-based violence including gendered Islamophobia and sexual violence.
Employees can reach out to the Employee and Family Assistance Program for confidential and voluntary support. The program is administered by Shepell , external link and services are entirely anonymous.
As part of the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI), Human Rights Services can:
- provide advice and coaching on responding to Islamophobia on campus
- guide you through the process to report an incident or make a complaint related to Islamophobia
If you need support, contact Imam Yasin Dwyer of the Muslim Chaplaincy at Toronto Met by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
As part of Human Resources, Workplace Wellbeing Services can provide support with workplace accommodation requests and questions about sick leave for individuals who require time off or modified duties resulting from Islamophobia.
If you are not sure who to contact, you are welcome to contact the co-chairs .
The Muslim community at Toronto Met has been contributing to the campus in various ways. Explore these resources:
In this two-part series, learn about the challenges and issues facing Muslims with Jasmine Zine (professor of sociology and Muslim studies at Wilfrid Laurier) and Sakeena Mihar (former co-chair of the Muslim Employee Community Network):
The CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie television program , external link is a sitcom about a Muslim community living in Saskatchewan. The show was created by 日博电竞登录下载靠谱 University journalism graduate Zarqa Nawaz.
MENA is a research centre at Toronto Met devoted to studying the culture, history, literature, politics and societies in the region of the Middle East and North Africa. Check out the MENA event archives page for upcoming events on campus focused on Islamic and Middle Eastern heritage.
The Sisters Project , external link is a photo-based series by Alia Youssef, a graduate student in 日博电竞登录下载靠谱 University’s master’s of fine arts in documentary media program. Youssef’s work combats negative stereotypes of Muslim women by showcasing and creating space for Muslim women identities.
Co-founded by Toronto Met community members, Savyn , external link is a digital mental health platform, simulating post traumatic stress disorder therapies clinically proven to be effective treatments for managing panic attacks, triggers and other symptoms of trauma.
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