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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 »

Scapegoating Immigrants and Muslims is Dangerous for Societies and Their Citizens and Residents: An Open Letter From Canadian Psychologists

Scapegoating Immigrants and Muslims is Dangerous for Societies  and Their Citizens and Residents An Open Letter From Canadian Psychologists As Canadian psychologists, we condemn any decision to ban people from specific countries from entering a country. We also condemn the anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and xenophobic rhetoric and actions that are dominating political discourse and actions in… Read more »

NCCM welcomes government’s apology to Omar Khadr

-For Immediate Release- NCCM welcomes government’s apology to Omar Khadr (Ottawa – July 5, 2017) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, welcomes news of the federal government’s  decision  to apologize and compensate Canadian citizen Omar Khadr for his ordeal. Born in Toronto, Khadr was just 15 years old when… Read more »

CCMW – Ottawa meets with Provincial Representatives to Discuss Prison Reform

On June 9, 2017, Farhat from CCMW – Ottawa and three other members of MOMS group met with Mr. Howard Sapers, the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform to the Ontario Government. They expressed their support for his recent report and recommendations for reform of Ontario’s Correctional System, and pledged their vigilance and advocacy for basic human… Read more »

CCMW – Ottawa held open iftar with Ottawa Valley Unity Mosque (OVUM) and Universalist Muslims (UM)

On June 3, CCMW – Ottawa held an open iftar in collaboration with Ottawa Valley Unity Mosque (OVUM) and Universalist Muslims (UM). It was a gender-equal iftar where a woman led the prayer and the breaking of the fast. The iftar was attended by over forty people and represented the inclusive and sharing spirit of… Read more »

‘As cruelty is a universal phenomenon, so is its nemesis – kindness.’

By John Bell Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05789ss Because I’ve been working away from Britain – in Asia and North America for the last three weeks – my knowledge of domestic affairs has been limited to news headlines on the internet, most of which have featured tragedies or controversies in national life. Since coming back, I’ve been made aware of… Read more »