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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 »

Roundtable with Chair of Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission

Author: Alia Hogben, Executive Director of CCMW Thank you for including our organization, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, in this discussion with Dr. El- Aiban on Human Rights. We are very interested in this discussion regarding both Canada as well as the Muslim majority countries. Muslims have been in Canada since before our Confederation…. Read more »

Toronto Police chaplain speaks out after online comments on women’s ‘obedience’ draw concern

Author: CBC Source: Shanifa Nasser, Natalie Nanowski A newly-appointed chaplain for Toronto police is speaking out after coming under fire from the police union for comments made about marriage and women’s duties to their husbands. Musleh Khan says he appreciates the criticism of his choice of words after a 2013 webinar surfaced. Titled The Heart of the Home:… Read more »

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: mhunter.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org; — 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 »

Claiming what women need emotionally is the next step for women

Author: Rosjke Hasseldine Source: Huffington Post I believe that the next stage in women’s evolution involves speaking what women need emotionally. Most women come from families that have for generations been focused on what men think and need, and within this climate, what women need has been ignored and denied, creating lives in which women… Read more »

Idle No More and friends gather to protest anti-terror bill

Original Source: Ottawa Citizen Idle No More and friends gather to protest anti-terror bill Members of the Idle No More community and supporters protested on Parliament hill Saturday to loudly reject the Conservatives’ anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51. Despite the government’s recent proposed amendments to the legislation that would safeguard protesters from being detained by the new… Read more »

Letter of Condolence – France and Lebanon

CCMW sends their heartfelt condolences for the horrible tragedies which have occurred in Paris on Friday, November 13, 2015 and in Beirut on Thursday, November 12, 2015. These countries were targeted earlier this year also, and we were very saddened that these acts of hate and violence were perpetrated by Muslims. Although, as of now,… 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 »

Campaign Cafe – CBC

Source: CBC Hear CCMW’s Niagara Board Member, Nina Karachi-Khaled, on a panel discussion on the CBC about the Federal Elections 2015.    

Muslim women sound off on ‘stupid’ niqab debate

Source: CBC News Many prominent Muslim women in Canada say they have heard enough of the niqab debate and are ready for federal leaders to shift their sights toward issues, they say, matter. The Canadian Council of Muslim Women held an event Sunday in Toronto to hand out awards and discuss concerns in their communities. There was also… Read more »