Pages Categorized: CCMW Chapters

Religious Figures’ Gathering

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 »

Arthritis Mini-Conference

Canadian Arthritis Trainee Association (CATA)-Quebec, CCMW Montreal and the Arthritis Society of Montreal held a mini-conference on arthritis on Sunday April 9, 2017, which included three speakers. The resident orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Abdul Rahman Alaseem, talked about the different types of arthritis and how they are manifested in the body, with the help of slides… Read more »

Catalyst for Change: Accelerating Diversity on Canada’s Provincial Boards

CCMW Toronto chapter partnered with the Women’s Portfolio for the Ismaili Council of Ontario and the Ismaili Council of Toronot for an evening of networking and dialogue on the importance of gender diversity in decision making positions. The keynote speaker was The Honourable Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP (Halton) and Minster of the Status of Women and Minster Responsible for Early Years and… Read more »

Muslim community leaders thank elected officials

Author: Kathryn Greenaway Source: Montreal Gazette It’s been over two months since a lone gunman opened fire during prayers at a Quebec City mosque, killing six and wounding 19. Over the past week, Muslim leaders stepped forward to thank elected officials in Montreal and Ottawa for demonstrating leadership by speaking out against intolerance and Islamophobia in the weeks following… Read more »

Data analysis crucial when studying motivation for murderous attacks

Author: Kathryn Greenaway Source: Montreal Gazette I don’t wear a scarf in public. That way people don’t hate you as much. I know young Muslim families who won’t give their babies Muslim names because they don’t want them to be bullied.  – Amira Elias, vice-president of the Montreal chapter of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women… Read more »

Video offering $1K reward for recordings of Muslim students praying ignites fears

Author: Shanifa Nasser Source: CBC News Staff with the Peel District School Board in southern Ontario are being cautioned to be “extra vigilant” about a video making the rounds online offering a $1,000 reward for recordings of Muslim students in any school in the region “spewing hate speech during Friday prayers.” The nearly 3½-minute video was posted… Read more »

The Al Rashid Mosque

Author: The Green Room and Richard Awid Source: Yeg Tales Soraya Hafez, ex-President of CCMW’s Edmonton Chapter and important figure in working tirelessly to preserve Canada’s first mosque, Al Rashid, was featured in an illustrated story on the mosque’s history. The stories and the people behind the establishment and historical development of Al Rashid are what… Read more »

Ottawa Could Be Canada’s Greatest Sanctuary City

Author: Shala Khan Salter (CCMW Ottawa Chapter Member, Director – Universalist Muslims) Source: Huffington Post This week, Ottawa City Council holds an information review, respecting a move to designate Ottawa to be a sanctuary city. Called “largely-symbolic” by some, a sanctuary city ensures all residents have access to municipal services, regardless of immigration status, without… Read more »

To Our Muslim Sisters: Don’t Let Faith Stop You From Getting Married

Author: Shahla Khan Salter (CCMW Ottawa Member, Director – Universalist Muslims) Source: Huffington Post Recently, Junaid Jahangir wrote a blog arguing that Muslim women can marry outside the faith. Junaid quoted 10 modern-day authorities and mentioned that Universalist Muslims and a few other organizations who are seated outside the traditional Islamic establishment, serve the Muslim… Read more »

Women’s groups want Ottawa to be a sanctuary city

Author: Ryan Tumilty Source: Metro News (President of Ottawa chapter Farhat Rehman and chapter member Shahla Khan Salter represented CCMW to call for the recognition of Ottawa as a sanctuary city for immigrants, refugees and migrant workers. The following article details the event.) A coalition of women’s shelters, sexual assault centres , and other women’s groups are… Read more »

You know there’s a problem when you get 50,000 anti-Muslim emails in your inbox

Author: Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui (Toronto Chapter Member) Source: National Observer There has been a lot of confusion surrounding calls in Canada’s Parliament to denounce Islamophobia. Some critics are trying to mislead people about a formal motion on the issue in the House of Commons. They’ve been making it seem as though this motion was somehow part… Read more »