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 »
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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 »
Ottawa chapter members attended The Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization’s annual Festival of Friendship fundraising dinner. The beneficiary will be the Shano Bejkosalaj Memorial Research Bursary For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. Keynote speaker is Cindy Blackstock, Exec. Dir. First Nations’ Child and Family Caring Society.
The Ottawa International Writers’ Festival hosted a book launch: The Muslimah who Fell to Earth, by Samina S. Hussein. Other writers featured are Dr. Ferrukh Faruqui, Ottawa chapter member, and Hanan Abdulkadir of Montreal. http://www.writersfestival.org/events/spring-2017/book-launch-the-muslimah-who-fell-to-earth-with-ferrukh-faruqui-janetta-munirah-maclean-hanan-abdulmalik-and-saima-s.-hussain
Fatma Maged, a member of the Ottawa chapter, is also a member of Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign of the Ottawa group of volunteer Grannies, under the Stephen Lewis Foundation. She helped to organize the Granny Gathering of 2017, and sewed dozens of cloth bags given out to participant members. The Gathering is a celebration of… Read more »
CCMW Ottawa and Montreal chapter members met MP Iqra Khalid in April 2017 to show their support for all her work towards M-103.
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 »
Here is a presentation by CCMW Montreal chapter member, Samaa Elibyari. Rights-Muslim Women-Canada April 5 2017 -Concordia
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 »
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 »
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 »
Author: The Green Room and Richard Awid Source: Yeg Tales Soraya Hafez, ex-President of CCMW’s Edmonton Chapter and important figure in working tirelessly to preserve Canada’s first mosque, Al Rashid, was featured in an illustrated story on the mosque’s history. The stories and the people behind the establishment and historical development of Al Rashid are what… Read more »
Author: Shala Khan Salter (CCMW Ottawa Chapter Member, Director – Universalist Muslims) Source: Huffington Post This week, Ottawa City Council holds an information review, respecting a move to designate Ottawa to be a sanctuary city. Called “largely-symbolic” by some, a sanctuary city ensures all residents have access to municipal services, regardless of immigration status, without… Read more »
Author: Shahla Khan Salter (CCMW Ottawa Member, Director – Universalist Muslims) Source: Huffington Post Recently, Junaid Jahangir wrote a blog arguing that Muslim women can marry outside the faith. Junaid quoted 10 modern-day authorities and mentioned that Universalist Muslims and a few other organizations who are seated outside the traditional Islamic establishment, serve the Muslim… Read more »
Author: Farhat Rehman Source: The Vanier Institute Incarceration has an impact on thousands of families across Canada. When a person is sentenced to time in prison, their families are often profoundly affected; they are separated from a son, daughter, sibling, parent or other relative. Feelings of stigma, guilt and shame are common, and can be… Read more »