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 »
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CCMW – Waterloo-Wellington Chapter will be hosting a workshop titled “Engaging Men and boys to end the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will get a confirmation that they have signed up. … Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
On June 13, 2017, CCMW – Ottawa took part in a press conference on Parliament Hill with the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and other faith groups and representatives. This press conference was in response to the 2015 Hate Crime Statistics about incidents reported to the police. A statement from CCMW was read out…. Read more »
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 »
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 »
The CCMW Mississauga/ Brampton chapter donated food to the Muslim Welfare Centre, Missisauga. They purchased a great amount of deals, rice, flour, cooking oil, tea, sugar, etc. from donations made by the chapters’ members.
Author: Ameeta Vohra Source: Football Canada As Team Canada steps onto home field in late June to compete at the 2017 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championships, history has been already made off the field. With Saadia Ashraf’s appointment as the team’s quarterbacks coach, she is the first women’s national team program… Read more »
Author: Lauren Pelley Source: CBC After gunfire erupted in a Quebec City mosque in January, Toronto father of two Simon Dar didn’t know what to say to his kids. “I find it hard to explain, especially to a nine- and 10-year-old, that people can be murdered inside a worship place, either a church or a… Read more »
Source: CTV News Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui, CCMW Toronto chapter member, speaks about the disturbing video surfaced online offering a thousand dollar reward for recordings of Muslim students praying. Click on the picture on the left to play the video.
The Montreal and Ottawa Chapter Jointly celebrated the leadership of Alia Hogben, CCMW’s Executive Director, at a luncheon in her honour and presented her with a commemorative photo frame.
Shaheen Ashraf from the CCMW Montreal chapter participated in a Religious Figures’ Gathering production by OKAY George! Studio. THE FILM George Karkour, a Syrian-Canadian documentary filmmaker, is exploring the state of affairs of interracial relations in North American societies, in Quebec in particular. What do different racial groups have in common? Do they face social and professional obstacles?… Read more »