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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22

We cordially invite you to join the Canadian Council of Muslim Women’s 35th anniversary celebration weekend on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22!   Saturday will feature a full-day conference with renowned speakers and interactive workshops followed by a celebration banquet with a silent auction, inspiring keynote speaker, and live entertainment!   Sunday’s celebration involves the… Read more »

Examining cosmopolitanism by Alia Hogben

From the Kingston Whig-Standard KINGSTON – How to write one column when such a maelstrom of ideas is whirling in one’s mind!   How about writing on the controversial topic of “cultural appropriation” or, more accurately, “misappropriation” or has too much already been said? What about immigration and the questions around accommodation, assimilation or integration,… Read more »

Equality, Equity, Empowerment

Author: Alia Hogben Source: Kingston Whig-Standard This is a significant year as it marks the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and of our organization, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. The Charter has had a pervasive influence on women and their rights, so it is an opportune time to hold… Read more »

Contribute to the Journal of Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies (JCACS)

Sheri Zhang, a professor of Asian Studies and Director at uOttawa Chinese Japanese Language and Culture Centre is looking for research articles on how to improve school curriculum to addressing Islamophobia through the Journal of Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies (JCACS) special edition on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary. If you are interested in this… Read more »

Celebrating Community! Privately Sponsored Refugees

A number of settlement agencies serving immigrants in the Peel Region – Peel Multicultural Council, Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services, Afghan Women’s Organization, Newcomer Center of Peel, and the Local Immigration Partnership in Peel (Peel Newcomer Strategy Group), have collaboratively organized an exclusive event for private sponsoring groups and privately sponsored refugees (PSRs). The objective… Read more »

Participate in the 2017 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2017 5pm EST Applications Open 28 June 2017 The Women & Gender Constituency invites you to participate in the 2017 Gender Just Climate Solutions Awards! The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the… Read more »

Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence in the family Workshop

CCMW – Waterloo-Wellington Chapter will be hosting a workshop titled “Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence in the Family” in July, 2017.When: July 28, 7:00PM – 9:30PM.  Where:  Kitchener city hall, Conestoga room, Kitchener, ON  People interested in attending this workshop can RSVP at nabeela.sheikh@gmail.com. Participants will get a confirmation that they have signed up.  For… Read more »

Sharia and jurisprudence not the same

By Alia Hogben KINGSTON – The other night, at our three-generation dinner table, the topic of “sharia law” came up and caused some confusion and tension. The world is falling apart around us for a number of reasons and one of these reasons is misunderstandings between Muslims and non-Muslims. One example is the constant misuse… Read more »

Congratulations to Iman Aziz, recipient of the Mayor’s Award of Excellence

It is with deep happiness that we congratulate Iman Aziz for receiving the Mayor’s Award of Excellence. On June 22, 2017, Mayor Cam Guthrie recognized five people for their volunteerism and community service with the 21st annual Mayor’s Awards at the Guelph Awards of Excellence gala. One of the five recipients of the Mayor’s Award of… Read more »

CCMW Statement on Hate-Crime Statistics

It is not a big surprise that incidents of hate crime have gone up. According to the Statistics Canada Report, Muslim women and Jewish women bear the brunt of being targets of hate crimes. 53% of all victims were women. It has been an unfortunate reality with an increase in reported incidents.  Being victims of… Read more »

We remember and pray for Jinane

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we announce the passing away of Jinane, a valued CCMW colleague. Jinane was a long standing colleague at CCMW who provided that essential early bridge between the multi-ethnicity of Muslim Women and the French and English hurdles in Quebec. She provided space and hospitality in her home… Read more »

Quebec Premier Couillard, in change of tone, ties Michigan attack to Islam

LES PERREAUX  MONTREAL — The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017 7:25PM EDT Last updated Friday, Jun. 23, 2017 7:30AM EDT   Quebec’s Premier has sent “a shock wave” through his province’s Muslim communities after he linked the lone-wolf attacker who stabbed a Michigan police officer to the wider Islamic religion. Philippe Couillard, long seen as an… Read more »

CCMW Position Paper of Equity and Equality

This CCMW discussion paper tries to clarify our understanding and belief in the values of empowerment, equality and equity for Canadian Muslim women and girls. We do not claim this to be an academic or scholarly paper. We aim to explain in plain language our understanding of these concepts which are distinct but closely linked… Read more »