Our thoughts are with the Centre culturel islamique de Québec

The YMCAs of Québec - January 30 2017

We are all shaken by the tragic events that occurred at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec on Sunday evening. This act of terrorism touches us at our very core, regardless of our cultural origins or religion. Such acts of gratuitous violence have no place in our communities, cities and country.

Québec is a strong, welcoming and open community. We cherish our differences. Our diversity is our strength.

At the YMCA, we work every day to promote the inclusion of all and create a community where everyone feels welcome. We did it yesterday, we are doing it today and we will do it again tomorrow.

We would like to express our most sincere condolences to our Muslim friends, members, employees and volunteers, and assure you that we stand with you in solidarity. Please know that our hearts go out to all of you and that we will never stop working towards building strong, inclusive and harmonious communities.