Pages Categorized: CCMW Montreal

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 »

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 »

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 »

Montreal Chapter on CKUT radio show on Eid-ul-Adha

Author: Shaheen Ashraf “Festival of the Sacrifice”, also called the “Sacrifice Feast” or “Baqr-a-Eid”, is the second of two main Muslim Holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and Eid-ul-Adha is considered the holier of the two Muslim Festivals because it honours the willingness of Prophet Abraham to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to… Read more »

Montreal Jews and Muslims Unite to Help Syrian Refugees

Original Source: Canadian Jewish News Author: Janice Arnold Jews and Muslims can find common cause in assisting Syrian refugees, and in doing so, appreciate the similarity of their religious values. That was the message conveyed at a meeting of members of the two communities addressed by Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom,… Read more »

Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award

Shaheen Ashraf, CCMW Board Member at the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award On October 8, 2015, the Quebec Community Groups Network marked the seventh anniversary of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award and the first ever presentation of the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award, co-sponsored by CBC Montreal and… Read more »