CUPE 3903 would like to express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of yesterday’s horrifying act of domestic terrorism at Yonge and Finch. Such acts of terror have a devastating effect on our community and on members of our local. CUPE 3903 offers its condolences and unconditional support to the affected families and all members of the community who have been impacted by this heinous act.
We also condemn the ways in which the details of the attack are being distorted or ignored in order to further an islamophobic agenda. Violent acts of hatred and bigotry induce terror regardless of the race, ethnicity, or religion of the people involved.
For all those who are affected by this tragedy, directly or indirectly, there are resources available to help. The following hotlines are taking distress calls:
Our Equity Officer also has a list of resources for members looking to find a counsellor: Finding Therapists, Counselors and Crisis Lines: Some Contacts
If there are support services in your community that our members should know about, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.