As we continue to receive news of Hamas’ ongoing horrific terrorist actions and Israel's efforts to counter them, we grieve the continual loss of innocent lives. Baycrest supports Israel’s right to exist as a nation and to protect itself, and its citizens. The sharp increase in acts of antisemitism and Islamophobia across North America and around the world is a grave concern to all of us. We vehemently abhor antisemitism, and hate of any kind, targeting a particular group. At no time will Baycrest tolerate any hateful sentiments, speech or behaviours in our organization. Let us do our best to be empathetic, respectful, considerate and supportive of our staff, clients, students, volunteers, and the broader community throughout this incredibly challenging period. To view our October 13 prayer vigil at Baycrest please click here. To read our response to a recent letter regarding students from the University of Toronto, click here.