The union representing Ontario's elementary school teachers is coming under fire for running an anti-Islamophobia workshop as part of a series of seminars on how to teach students about equality.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario began putting the anti-Islamophobia workshop together in 2011 following a request from one of its local presidents for such a seminar "as a response to the collective victimization of the Muslim community" after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to an ETFO report from this past August.

Critics of the workshop, however, are slamming the ETFO for developing an anti-Islamophobia seminar that will not pro-actively address the fact that women and girls are treated as second-class citizens in some circles of the Islamic faith.

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