The Trudeau government fulfilled its promise of naming a special representative to combat Islamophobia after 18 months. However, the appointment of Amira Elghawaby turned controversial in just 24 hours. The government announced her appointment last Thursday, days before the anniversary of the Quebec City mosque massacre. It took 18 months
Today marks an occasion that forever changed our community and our country. Today marks the “National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia” and the sixth anniversary of the attack on Janurary 29th, 2017, that took the lives of six worshippers. As we reflect
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of Amira Elghawaby as Canada’s first Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia. “Diversity truly is one of Canada’s greatest strengths, but for many Muslims, Islamophobia is all too familiar. We need to change that. No one in our country should
The Peel District School Board (PDSB) in Ontario has become the first school board in Canada to adopt an anti-Islamophobia strategy, with the help of community partners such as the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, and the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians.
Warming Centres Now Take action to save lives this winter. Toronto’s shelter system is overcapacity (168 people needing a shelter bed are turned away every single day). The emergency warming centres only open during extreme cold temperatures of -15 degrees or colder. On December 25th, while many Torontonians where
The Olive Tree Foundation has awarded a grant to Ontario Nature for the project, “Youth Circle for Mother Earth,” that aims to create and support a cross-cultural network of young Indigenous and non-Indigenous environmental leaders looking to honour their responsibilities and relationship with Mother Earth. “The Youth Circle for Mother
The largest annual gathering of Canadian Muslims is returning to Toronto this coming Christmas weekend. The Reviving the Islamic Spirit Convention will be held at the Metro Convention Centre after a two year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “BismAllah – We’re excited to announce RIS 2022: A Blessed Reunion
Canadian Muslim scholar and founder of AlMaghrib Institute, Shaykh Muhammad AlShareef passed away suddenly in Dubai on Thursday, July 21. “AlMaghrib grieves the passing of its founder Shaykh Muhammad Alshareef who suddenly returned to his Lord this afternoon in Dubai,” said AlMaghrib in a statement. “Shaykh Muhammad was our leader
Thirteen-year-old Carter wasn’t thinking about material gifts as he approached his milestone birthday last fall — his second ‘pandemic birthday.’ Global vaccine equity was the only thing on his wish list. In lieu of gifts, he chose to fundraise for the Love My Neighbour initiative, in support of UNICEF Canada.
The Canadian Interfaith Conversation has announced that Shaila Kibria Carter has been affirmed as the new Co-Chair for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2022. The Executive Committee had unanimously supported her nomination to the Participant Assembly to serve as the next Co-Chair. Shaila is a wife, mother, and daughter
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA) released a report on Tuesday that calls for an end to the privatization of Canada’s federal prison chaplaincy program. Under the Harper Conservative government in 2013, Canada privatized the federal chaplaincy program in
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Foundation announced a transformative, $20-million gift today, donated by The Northpine Foundation. The gift will create the Northpine Emergency Department at SHN’s Centenary hospital, the Northpine Diagnostic Imaging Concourse at SHN’s General hospital, and the Northpine Centre for Surgical Quality Excellence. All three priority
Edmonton SafeWalk, a new program by Sisters Dialogue, was launched on Saturday at Bannerman Community League to offer a buddy system for Muslim women, especially Black women, when they are walking around or running errands in the city. "The idea that people are safer in numbers and on walking together,
Goodable, the world's first company that uses the power of news to improve mental health, and Raydiant, the leading in-location experience management platform, have announced a new partnership that will see Goodable TV available to broadcast to thousands of locations around the world, including restaurants, bars, hotels, clinics, offices, and
Today, Ahmed Hussen, Canada's Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, invited applicants to submit their candidacy for the new position of Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia, has been posted on the Governor in Council Appointments website. The Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia will serve as a champion, advisor, expert
A London, Ontario youth organization, was recently formed to bring education and awareness to Islamophobia, and they have released a powerful video to honour their friend Yumnah, who was killed when her family was run down by a truck in what police have called a hate-motivated attack. Maryam Al-Sabawi is