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MIGS' Awarded Grant by the Government of Canada to Confront Online Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Denial

October 15, 2020
By Kyle Matthews and Marie Lamensch

We are excited to announce that the Canadian Department of Heritage’s Anti-Racism Action Program has awarded MIGS a grant to set up the “Canadian Task Force Against Online Anti-Semitism”. The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, and Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, made the official announcement earlier today.

The project will set up a task force comprised of six eminent Canadians who will help guide the project, build a strong network of experts and provide practical advice on combating online anti-Semitism. A group of international experts will participate in a virtual roundtable to discuss current trends of online antisemitism in order to better understand the Canadian context. The knowledge gathered will help shape two virtual policy labs held in different Canadian cities, to discuss what can be done nationally to address online antisemitism and implement Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy. This project will also collaborate with  MIGS' international partners, including UNESCO and the World Jewish Congress to raise awareness about Holocaust denial online

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