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Canadian Sports Complex Named after Muslim Restaurant Chain

TORONTO – The City of Mississauga’s iconic sports complex, currently called the Hershey Center, will soon bear a new name, the Paramount Center. “Today marks a significant milestone in the evolution of Paramount Fine Foods. We are extremely proud to partner with the City of Mississauga in the naming of one of Mississauga’s true landmarks, …

Non-halal Meat Served as Halal in Canadian University

SASKATCHEWAN – Muslim students at the University of Regina have voiced concerns after the discovery that the food service company at their campus has advertised non-halal food as halal, violating business ethics and student trust. “We can’t trust this organization ever again,” Muhammad Abdul Rehman, the President of the Muslim Students’ Association at the University …

Group Urges Canadian Muslims to Report Hate Incidents

EDMONTON – As hate crimes targeting the Muslim minority increase, a new civil rights group in Edmonton, Alberta, is encouraging Muslims to report hate incidents to authorities amid efforts to increase their sense of safety in the community. “Hate incidents happen to the Muslim community, to Muslim women, often,” said Ahmed Abdulkadir, executive director of …

Indigenous, Muslim and Jewish Communities Engage in Dialogue

TORONTO – Indigenous, Muslim and Jewish communities in Toronto engaged in an inspirational evening of dialogue, storytelling, and performances at Congregation Darchei Naom on Wednesday night to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week. The program themed, “Our Home, Our Stories: Indigenous, Muslim and Jewish Communities in Dialogue”, featured presentations, readings and performances by Whabagoon, a traditional …

Canadian Muslim School Hosts First Road Hockey Tournament

SURREY – A Muslim school in Surrey, British Columbia, invited its students on Wednesday to learn more about Canada’s national game, taking a break from their regular curriculum to play road hockey. “A lot of our kids are new immigrants. They’re from mostly desert countries, they are not familiar with hockey very much, and yet …

Ontario Church Hosts Muslim Prayers

ST. THOMAS, Ontario – A local church in St. Thomas, Ontario, has cleared a room to host Muslim congregational prayer every Friday, known as Juma`ah prayer, hosting Muslims who used to travel for long miles to perform the weekly prayer. “In the winter time, too, it gets dangerous and there’s very limited time to have …

Quebec Muslims Welcome Shooter’s Parents' Apology

QUEBEC – A year after their son killed six Muslim men inside a Quebec Mosque, the parents of the suspected murderer published a statement on Wednesday calling their son’s actions “inexcusable” and “totally inexplicable.” “Alexandre is still our son whom we love and who will always be a part of our family. Like all parents, …

Muslims Promote Unity on World Hijab Day

ONTARIO – Hoping to educate their colleagues about hijab, the Canadian Muslim community will host its 3rd annual World Hijab Day next February 1 at the new Mac-Nis Islamic school in St. Catharines City, Ontario. “We bring all sorts of colorful hijabs and we tell people, the only difference is that you put it on …



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