On January 29, 2017, six worshippers lost their lives at a Québec City mosque. Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzedine Soufiane, and Aboubaker Thabti were fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, and community members.
This year will mark the seventh anniversary of that tragic night that changed our country - and the third National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia.
Jan. 29 marks the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia, designated by the Canadian government to honour the survivors and victims of the vicious assault on worshippers at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Sainte-Foy, Quebec in 2017.
In November 2023, a senate report was released on Islamophobia in Canada saying that urgent action is needed to reverse the rising tide of hate and discrimination against Muslims in Canada.
January 29 serves as a reminder of the work we must do to eradicate Islamophobia, hate and racism in Canada. Learn more below about ways you can support.
The Green Square Campaign, commemorating the victims of the 2017 Quebec City mosque attack, will be observed on Monday, January 29, 2024.