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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 »

Why Do Men Harass Women on the Street? New Study Offers An Explanation

By Coby Jones Source: https://www.undispatch.com/men-harass-women-street-new-un-study-offers-explanation/ Why do men harass women on the street? How prevalent is catcalling, ogling and stalking? And what do women think of this harassment? A first-of-its kind multi-country survey on attitudes of men and women on gender equality across the Middle East and North Africa reveals distressing data on the routine harassment of women on… Read more »

Explainer: what Islam actually says about domestic violence

By: Nada Ibrahim Source: http://theconversation.com/explainer-what-islam-actually-says-about-domestic-violence-77245 Domestic violence is not specific to a particular religious group; Australian statistics indicate that one in six women experience physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner in their lifetime. Despite this, several recent media reports have sensationalised domestic violence within the Muslim community, and often falsely linked it to Verse 4:34 in the… Read more »

Communities Urge all Levels of Government to Take Action to Confront Hate

By the National Council of Canadian Muslim (NCCM) -For Immediate Release- NUMBER OF REPORTED HATE CRIMES ROSE IN 2015: STATISTICS CANADA (Ottawa – June 13, 2017) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), along with a coalition of community representatives and subject matter experts, is calling on all levels of government to do more to… Read more »

Canada faith leaders appeal for South Sudan, Yemen, northeast Nigeria, Somalia

(Vatican Radio) Faith leaders in Canada are calling for a concrete response to famines in four separate countries. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops together with other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Baha’i faith leaders are asking for action to tackle the famines that are wreaking death,  suffering and displacement in the world today. Noting that the… Read more »