ICNA Canada was recently recognized for its generosity and compassion and awarded the 2021 Community Challenge Award by the City of Mississauga following its thanksgiving campaign that raised $50,000 and 2,390 pounds of food for the Mississauga Food Bank.
“On behalf of the great City of Mississauga and members of my Council, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate ICNA Canada on receiving the Community Challenge Award for your contributions to the Mayor’s Thanksgiving Food Drive,” said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “With your donation, we not only met this year’s goal but exceeded it, raising over $650,000 and over 370,000 pounds of food for our hungry neighbours.”
“Congratulations on receiving the 2021 Community Challenge Award. Thanks for your generosity and compassion.”
ICNA Canada's President Mohammad Ijaz, along with representatives of the mosques and departments of ICNA Canada, accepted the award from Mayor Bonnie Crombie who was accompanied by Meghan Nicholls, CEO of The Mississauga Food Bank to thank the organizations.
ICNA Canada's affiliated mosques, departments, and institutions collaborated in the thanksgiving food drive to reach the goal of $50,00.
The organizations that contributed to the campaign included ICNA Sisters Canada' Wing, ICNA Relief Canada, Al Falah Islamic Centre, Ar-Rahman Islamic Centre and the Islamic Community Centre of Milton,