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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 »

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 »

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 – 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 »

Saadia Ashraf, pioneering transition from national team player to coach

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 »