For Immediate Release
TORONTO, ON – This morning, the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto and the Jewish Community Centre of London, Ontario, received bomb threats. This is the second bomb threat the London Jewish Community Centre has received in the past two months. Police have now provided the all clear, allowing activities to resume at both community centres.
In response, Ryan Hartman, Director of CIJA’s National Community Security Program (NCSP), issued the following:
“Our community has strong security protocols in place and benefits from close working relationships with police agencies, which have proven extremely responsive in dealing with these terrible acts. We thank police for their exceptional support. We encourage community institutions to follow existing security procedures, call 911 immediately should they witness suspicious activity, and reach out to CIJA’s security team for follow-up support.
“As Canadians, we will not tolerate antisemitism – or any other form of hatred – in our society. While maintaining vigilance, Jewish Canadians will not be deterred from actively enjoying our community centres.”
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Manager, Communications and Media Relations (CIJA)
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