What do I do if my school doesn’t offer any place to pray? I feel awkward praying in public in front of people.

Canada is a beautiful country that takes care of its citizens, and one such proof is our Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. The Charter protects 13 basic rights for all human beings, one of which is Creed (or Faith).  According to the Creed Policy, all human beings are entitled to accommodation for prayer. This means that your school must allow you a private space for prayer – whether it is a classroom, the library or an office. Your school may have a policy that states that supervision of students is a priority and so it is the duty of the administration to provide that supervision. As such, you do not need to pray in public, in front of others.  

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