The Multifaith calendar is a valuable resource for community members who seek to demonstrate inclusivity and provide a welcoming environment for students, staff, faculty, visitors and guests of the University. In today's diverse and multicultural society, festivals and faith-based holidays are an important part of many people's lives. Being aware of these events can foster an open and inclusive environment.
The duty to accommodate can arise with respect to all protected grounds under human rights legislation, including faith. An important aspect of accommodation involves celebrating and encouraging diversity to reinforce the commitment to equality. This approach also incourages individuals to make requests for accommodation in a timely way.
In order to promote awareness, dialogue and inclusivity in our community and workplaces, Queen's has made the Multifaith Action Society's calendar available electronically to al of Queen's community members. The Multifaith Action Society is an organization that is dedicated to promoting interfaith and multifaith dialogue and understanding. Their calendar is renowned for its accuracy and integrity and includes valuable information about 14 world faiths and different systems of amrking important occassions by various faiths.