Pages Categorized: CCMW National

Open Letter to Honourable Ministers Mitzie Hunter and Indira Naidoo-Harris

 EMBARGOED UNTIL 10 A.M. ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016  October 31, 2016 SENT VIA EMAIL  Honourable Mitzie Hunter Minister of Education Ministry of Education 22nd Floor, Mowat Block 900 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 Email:; — and — Honourable Indira Naidoo-Harris Associate Minister of Education Ministry of Education 22nd Floor, Mowat Block 900… Read more »

Roundtable on Freedom of Religion or Belief: Global Affairs Canada, with U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief: Dr Ahmed Shaheed.

Author: Alia Hogben, Executive Director of CCMW Giuliana Natale, Director, Inclusion and Religious Freedom, Office of HR, Freedoms and Inclusion. Thank you for including our organization, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, in this important discussion. We welcome Dr Shaheed to Canada and though today we are focusing on issues abroad, I am sure you will… Read more »

40/40 Hindsight: Alia Hogben reflects on the decade

Author: Dave McGinn Source: The Globe and Mail Your 40s are a crucial decade, but they hardly get the study and attention as other periods of life. To right that wrong, The Globe and Mail’s Dave McGinn is launching Halftime, a new project that aims to fully understand a person’s fifth decade. He’ll be talking… Read more »

Open Letter to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran

June 2016  Your Excellency, Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei Assalam-u-alaikum. We are members of the Muslim Community of Canada. We are writing to you about the case of Professor Homa Hoodfar, an Iranian-Muslim Professor of Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal. She travelled to Iran in early 2016 to visit family and conduct scholarly research but… Read more »

Halal labels now regulated by Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Originally Posted: Radio Canada International Date Posted: April 6, 2016 Halal labelling of food became a little more transparent in Canada this week. After extensive consultation the Canadian government “amended the ‘Food and Drug Regulations’ to provide consumers with more information about how food labelled as halal are made” according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency‘s… Read more »

CCMW Montreal Participates in IWD March

Le 8 mars 2016 Chères amies: Il me fait plaisir de vous transmettre les félicitations et les meilleurs vœux du Conseil Canadien des femmes musulmanes en ce jour dédié à toutes les femmes du monde. Aujourd’hui, nous sommes rassemblées pour commémorer nos réussites mais aussi pour exprimer notre détermination à poursuivre nos luttes pour atteindre… Read more »

Why we should welcome refugees

The following is a speech given by CCMW board member Shaheen Ashraf for the  Canadian Association for Race Relations and the Muslim Jewish Dialogue Group about why Canada should welcome refugees. “Working together” December-15-2015: Thank you for that WARM introduction Dr. Karen Mock, Respected Organizers, Most Distinguished guests, When I ask myself this question, (and… Read more »

There will be some hard things said: Muslim group hears about Truth and Reconciliation

Original Source: Ottawa Citizen Author: Joanne Laucius It’s a been a time of soul-searching for Muslims trying to find their place in Canada. That’s why it’s the right time to hear about Truth and Reconciliation right from the source, says the organizer of a panel that brought Muslim and Aboriginal people together. “I thought we… Read more »

Lifting the Veil: Facing the Reality of Niqabi Women in Canada

Orginal Source: Buzz Magazine Of all the female attire to come under fire, the veils worn by Muslim women are perhaps the most controversial—fuelling debates, restrictions and legislation all across Canada and Europe. As the issue remains a hot button topic, the women who are supposedly meant to be shielded and hidden have instead… Read more »

Canadian Muslims Vote in Record Numbers

Original Source: view full report here: Canadian Muslims Vote in Record Numbers November 19, 2015 – Ottawa – An estimated 79% of Canadian Muslims voted in the 2015 Federal Election according to a recent post-election poll conducted by Mainstreet Research. The poll surveyed Muslims from municipalities across Canada to determine Canadian Muslim voter… Read more »