The Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia is a Canadian Federal Government office created in January 2023.
|Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia|
|Appointer||Prime Minister of Canada|
|Term length||4 years|
|First holder||Amira Elghawaby|
The Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia role is four year term, appointed by the federal government of Canada.
In June 2022, the federal government of Canada announced plans to create the office.
On January 26, 2023, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Amira Elghawaby as Canada's first representative. The office was allocated a budget of $5.6 million to cover the first five years of activities.
- Elghawaby, Amira [@AmiraElghawaby] (2023-02-20). "What an honour it is to officially begin my role as Canada's Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia here in the nation's capital, a short car ride from where I grew up in Ottawa's East end. 1/5 t.co/y9EL40kPC9" (Tweet). Retrieved 2023-02-23 – via Twitter.
- Zimonjic, Peter (26 Jan 2023). "Trudeau announces Amira Elghawaby as Canada's first representative to combat Islamophobia". CBC.
- "Canada appoints first representative to fight Islamophobia". www.aljazeera.com. 26 Jan 2023. Retrieved 2023-01-27.
- "Canada appoints first-ever special advisor on tackling Islamophobia - National | Globalnews.ca". Global News. Retrieved 2023-02-19.