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The Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at U of T is conducting a study!

University of Toronto researchers are developing a mobile app for seniors that will allow them to give feedback and determine if public spaces are senior-friendly. To be eligible for the study, you must be: – 65+ years old – English-speaking – Have access to an iPhone If you are interested in participating in this study,… Read more »

Campaigning against discrimination

  Author: Alia Hogben Source: Whig Column Happy New Year! Recently, our organization, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, was honoured that our government invited us to be on a panel at the U.N Forum on Anti –Muslim Discrimination on January 17/2017. As the Forum was organized by Canada, the U.S, the European Union and… Read more »

Canadian Council of Muslim Women working to end violence

Author: Carmel Kilkenny Source: CBC The Canadian Council of Muslim Women, (CCMW) completed the first session this past Saturday, training the trainers, who will deliver workshops to Muslim men and boys in an effort to end violence in the family. Sahar Zaidi, the project coordinator with the CCMW, said there were about 30 people in… Read more »

Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence in the Family on CBC Radio International

Sahar Zaidi, CCMW’s Project Coordinator gave a radio interview about CCMW’s workshop series, Engaging Men and Boys to End Violence in the Family on CBC Radio International. The following article documents the workshop and is based in part on the aforementioned interview with Sahar Zaidi.   Click here to listen to the full interview.

Muslim Peel students can write own sermons, but prayers will continue to be supervised

Author: Mike Smee Source: CBC The Peel District School Board is stepping back from a new policy that forced Muslim students to choose from a bank of stock sermons during Friday prayers, rather than writing their own. In a revised policy released Friday, board staff recommend that students be given a choice between delivering sermons… Read more »

CCMW Montreal: A Montreal Muslim’s letter to Santa Claus

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to wake up and not find the word “Muslims” in the news — especially if it’s about Muslims in Quebec. News, be it good or bad, is part of life, but what I am referring to is the importance placed on trivia that neither informs nor entertains, but fans the flames… Read more »

Canadian Muslims commemorate international day of persons with disabilities

Source: Iqra Canadian Muslims commemorated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday, December 3 at a breakfast gathering at the Braeben Golf Club in Mississauga. “There are at least 150,000 Muslims with disabilities in Canada alone,” Rabia Khedr, Executive director, CAM-D – Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities, told the gathering. “About 24,000… Read more »

I Am Rohingya: A Documentary

In the summer of 2015, a group of Rohingya refugee youth (ages 8-22) from Kitchener, Ontario decided enough was enough. No longer would the plight of their people be ignored by the media and the international community. Together, they opted to share the stories of their families’ harrowing escape from Burma, chronicling what life is like living in a refugee camp and portraying the struggles of resettling in a new country.

Canada’s 1st hijabi anchor hopes to change stereotype

Author: Dina al-Shibeeb Source: Al-Arabiya Ginella Massa, who on Friday became the first Canadian woman donning the Islamic veil covering the hair known as hijab, told Al Arabiya English that she hopes this will change “misconceptions” about Muslim women. “I hope being on air in the hijab can help change perceptions about what Muslim women can do… Read more »

Faith First mosque in Manitoba celebrates 40th anniversary, changes name

Author: Kevin Rollason Source: Winnipeg Free Press The Hazelwood Mosque — the first in Manitoba — is celebrating its 40th anniversary by changing its name to the Pioneer Mosque. Idris Elbakri, president of the Manitoba Islamic Association, said Sunday the new name is a nod to the handful of Muslim families living in Winnipeg at the time that… Read more »