On April 9, 2019, as part of the board's commitment to equity and inclusion, the Peel board approved a motion to recognize and celebrate Islamic Heritage Month in October. In addition to Islamic Heritage Month, the Peel board also approved motions to recognize and celebrate Indigenous Heritage Month and Hindu Heritage Month in November, Sikh Heritage Month in April and Jewish Heritage Month in May. The board will continue to recognize Black History Month in February, Asian Heritage Month in May and Pride Month in June.
The Government of Canada first established October as Islamic History Month in 2007 while the Province of Ontario declared the month of October as Islamic Heritage Month in 2016.
During Islamic Heritage Month, schools across Peel will participate in a number of activities that recognize and celebrate the rich heritage, history, culture and contributions of Muslim Canadians as well as Muslim communities from around the world.