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In Solidarity - Our London Family

Published July 19, 2021 14:00

Along with the rest of the community, and around the world, we stand with #OurLondonFamily.

The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) has also provided some important resources. Please visit their website by clicking here for details including upcoming webinars/workshops.

Please contact Christina Yung, Executive Assistant, if any changes are required to this page. (E-mail cyung@bgclondon.ca or call 519-434-9115 ext. 241).

Information from our friends at London Muslim Mosque and other community partners to provide resources are listed here. The London Muslim Mosque has been in contact with family members and have received information about their wishes for privacy and time for grieving.

You can visit London Muslim Mosque's website, follow them on Facebook or Instagram for all of the latest information.

  • Please do not share private images of the family.
  • Please respect their wish for privacy and time to grieve.

Mental Wellness Support - Call and/or Text

For anyone who needs it, here are some support lines you can connect with at any time:

  • Call or text Naseeha - Mental Health Youth Line at 1-866-627-3342 (available 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every day including weekends)
  • Muslim women can call NISA Helpline - 1-866-315 NISA (1-866-315-6472) (available 12 hours per day, 7 days per week.)
  • Call The Support Line - CMHA Elgin-Middlesex * : 519-601-8055 or toll-free 1-844-360-8055.
  • Kids Help Phone - text TALK to 686868, call them at 1-800-668-6868, chat with them online at www.KidsHelpPhone.ca (Adults can also text at WELLNESS to 741741)
  • Kids Help Phone is now offering 24/7 support over the phone in Arabic.1-800-668-6868, press 3 to speak through an Arabic interpreter.
  • Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone (Must be signed into Facebook to use this Messenger tool)
  • Atlohsa Family Healing Services - Call 1-800-605-7477 (24/7 crisis support)
  • Tandem: formerly Crisis Intake Team (CIT): call 519-433-0334 ( London and Middlesex), for 0-18 years and caregivers
Note: The CMHA Elgin-Middlesex Crisis Centre is temporarily relocating to 534 Queens Ave, starting on June 16 for six to eight months. At this time, their Huron site will be inaccessible. More details available here: https://bit.ly/3vUH49w

NCCM Recommendations: National Summit on Islamophobia

July 19, 2021 - In case you missed it, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has released 61 recommendations, to help ensure that the National Summit on Islamophobia that is set to take place on July 22, 2021 will be focused on action.

You can download and read all 61 recommendation on NCCM's website here.

Vigil at London Muslim Mosque

If you weren't able to attend or watch the vigil live, you can watch the recording on CBC News' YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/4IvhaEG3HWg

London Multi-Faith March to End Racism and Islamophobia

Coverage provided by CTV News London.

Where to get Purple and Green Ribbons

From this CBC News - London article:

Anyone interesting in getting a ribbon can contact the London Islamic School (519) 679-9920.

Donations

LaunchGood - Donations are no longer being accepted through the LaunchGood page. Over $12 million has been raised.

Salman Family Sadaqa Jariya Fund

Donations can be made - https://gofund.me/a8335610

Donations collected will be used in the form of sadaqa jariya inshAllah. Sadaqa jariya is an important concept within Islam - it is a gift that not only benefits others in this life but also benefits us and our loved ones in the next. (Hadith of the Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Muslim) “When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them.”

This campaign is organized by Sara Yasir, a close friend of the family, and supported by Sana Ghani (niece of Madiha). Representatives from London Muslim Mosque and Islamic Relief are aware, approve and support this fundraiser.

London Community Foundation - Strong Together Fund

In response to the awful act of racism and Islamophobia committed on the evening of June 6 in northwest London, and in honour of the family whose lives were stolen, London Community Foundation has established the Strong Together Fund – seeded with an initial gift of $10,000 from LCF and dedicated to healing and nurturing an inclusive, hate-free community.

Donations can be made here - https://www.lcf.on.ca/strongtogether

Funds will be directed to the London Muslim Mosque and the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI). All donations will flow directly to these two organizations to support the Muslim community during this difficult time.

More Resources and Information for Families

Naseeha

Naseeha is a Mental Health Hotline, and so much more.

7 days a week they answer calls from around the world from Muslim and non-muslims. Naseeha Mental Health has been a great bridge for individuals who are going through life’s challenges. Where hope is lost, Naseeha is found. They provide a safe zone for youths and individuals to talk and get the help they need. They provide workshops to youth across North America, web therapy sessions, and offer texting mental health support 7 days a week.

Click here to read their blog post on how to support loved ones in times of crisis.

Thames Valley District School Board

The Thames Valley District School Board has school mental health professionals available to help. If you would like more information about what is available, please contact your school principal about available mental health services through your school. Supporting your child after a traumatic event can be challenging. You are not alone, there is support for you, your child and your family.

Click here to download a copy of the their PDF guide.

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Watch with us - Videos

Note:  Some of these videos may be triggering for some viewers and listeners.  Support is available if you need it:

  • Call or text Naseeha - Mental Health Youth Line at 1-866-627-3342 (available 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., every day including weekends)
  • Muslim women can call NISA Helpline - 1-866-315 NISA (1-866-315-6472) (available 12 hours per day, 7 days per week.)
  • Call The Support Line - CMHA Elgin-Middlesex * : 519-601-8055 or toll-free 1-844-360-8055.
  • Kids Help Phone - text TALK to 686868, call them at 1-800-668-6868, chat with them online at www.KidsHelpPhone.ca (Adults can also text at WELLNESS to 741741)
  • Kids Help Phone is now offering 24/7 support over the phone in Arabic.1-800-668-6868, press 3 to speak through an Arabic interpreter.
  • Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone (Must be signed into Facebook to use this Messenger tool)
  • Atlohsa Family Healing Services - Call 1-800-605-7477 (24/7 crisis support)
  • Tandem: formerly Crisis Intake Team (CIT): call 519-433-0334 ( London and Middlesex), for 0-18 years and caregivers

Video stories shared on storybooth

storybooth is a digital platform that invites teens to record and submit their stories with a chance to have them animated and shared with the world. (Website, YouTube)

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