On one of the final stops during its two-year, cross-country “Our Canada” workshop series, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) held an open conversation about faith and social inclusion in Montreal last month. According to…View More Religious Accommodation Still a Struggle in Quebec
Robin Higham’s What Would You Say? … as guest speaker at the next Canadian citizenship ceremony is an anecdote-based approach to understanding the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. His latest book builds upon his thoughts…View More Integration Not Sole Responsibility of Newcomers
Recently, our friends at the CBC uncovered a story that has been getting a lot of press. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) allowed a small group of Hindu priests coming through Toronto’s Pearson airport…View More Walking the Fine Line of Religious Accommodation
There has been much talk about York University’s decision to accommodate the religion-based request of a male online student to not engage in group meeting work with female students. Most of the “news” pieces I’ve…View More It’s not about sex — it’s about the law
In any discussion about multiculturalism, pluralism or interculturalism, the question of balance between integration, or “fitting in” to the mainstream, and accommodation, or the mainstream adapting to the various ethnic and faith-based communities, arises. The…View More Reasonable Accommodation: What is Reasonable?