RNAO statement on the terrorist attack in London, Ontario

On behalf of our 46,000 RNs, NPs and nursing student members, RNAO condemns the violent and fatal attack on the Afzaal family on June 6 in London, Ontario. Our members work to heal and save lives and, collectively, we are heartbroken by the loss of these precious lives and the injuries to their nine-year-old son. Such a despicable act of hate has no place in Canada or anywhere around the world and RNAO condemns – in the strongest terms – all acts of hate and terror. This is not the first fatal attack on Muslims on Canadian soil. We need to ensure, this time, that it is the last. RNAO calls on the federal and provincial governments to take concrete and substantial measures, guided by consultation with the affected communities, to put an end to Islamophobia in Canada. We stand in solidarity with all those who stand in support of Muslims across this country and against agents of hate and terror. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up on behalf of the family. To contribute, please donate online.