Pages Categorized: CCMW Toronto

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 »

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 »

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 »

Muslim youth make house calls in Moose Jaw as national outreach continues

Source: Radio Canada International Author: Carmel Kilkenny Muslim young people were visiting homes in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan yesterday in an effort to dispel the myths and misunderstandings about the second-largest religion, after Christianity, in the world. Ahmadi Muslims come from an Islamic religious movement established in Punjab, British India, near the end of the 19th… Read more »

M-103 Can Ban Islamophobia, But Only Honest Dialogue Will End It

Author: Junaid Jahangir Source: Huff Post Politics Recently MP Iqra Khalid received death threats for presenting motion M-103. The motion calls for condemning Islamophobia in the wake of the Quebec mosque shooting. The reaction to her motion and the blockage of a Toronto mosque only corroborate the virulent hatred against Muslims that exists among some segments in Canada. The… Read more »

Interfaith Dialogue at Regent Park

The Toronto chapter President was interviewed by Regent Park TV as past of Inspirit Foundation’s Interfaith Dialogue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DIgCe3i7C0&feature=youtu.be