Leaders from across the country, including London, are taking a stand against Islamophobia.
Simultaneous news conferences, organized by the National Council of Canadian Muslims, are being held in six Canadian cities Monday.
Officials will help endorse a charter calling for inclusive communities and condemning all forms of Islamophobia.
London’s news conference will be held at Labatt Hall at the Covent Garden Market Monday at 11 a.m.
Several local leaders will be in attendance including Deputy Premier Deb Matthews, London Fanshawe NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, London West NDP MPP Peggy Sattler, London North Centre Liberal MP Peter Fragiskatos, London Police Chief John Pare, as well as Ward 3 Councillor Mo Salih.
The initiative comes following two notorious attacks on Muslims in London that made national headlines in recent weeks.
In late May, a Western University student from Iran was attacked by two men at Covent Garden Market, which police are investigating as a possible hate crime.
Weeks later, a Muslim women was assaulted at a southwest end grocery store, where the suspect spat on and punched the victim before trying to pull of her hijab.
Suspects in both incidents were charged with assault.
News conferences fighting Islamophobia will also be held in Windsor, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver.
With files from Rana Aladdin