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Canadian Muslim Organizations Receive Fund to Address Islamophobia

ALBERTA – Two Canadian Muslim organizations have announced receiving a 2018 Core Grants of $150,000 each from the Inspirit Foundation to help address Islamophobia, Muslim Link reported on February 20. “Inspirit Foundation identified Islamophobia as a significant barrier to inclusion in Canada. Recognizing the urgency of this issue, we increased our focus on Islamophobia and …

Halifax Muslims Mourn Death of 7 Children in House Fire

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – The air was weighed down with sorrow as the imam for a Halifax mosque strung together pieces of heart-wrenching information that devastated a refugee family, who fled to Canada in hopes of a better life. Seven children from the family, ranging in age from four months to 15 years old, died …

Youth Conference: Muslim Teens to Tackle Mental Health, Addiction

LONDON, Ontario – A local mosque in London, Ontario, is hosting the second event on Saturday, Sunday to off Muslim youth a platform to tackle stigmatization, mental health, and addiction, CBC reported. “They want to talk about them. They want someone to support them with these subjects,” Mayssa Elsayegh, the youth coordinator at the London …

Quebec Shooting Sentence Leaves Muslims 'Astonished and Very Upset'

“It’s not anger that we feel. It’s disappointment. We don’t want anyone to feel the pain that we feel, the disappointment that we feel.” Hassan Guillet, ambassador for Islamic Relief Canada, said he understand how the judge came to his sentence, but that gives little comfort to the community. QUEBEC – As the scars of …

Toronto Abrahamic Faiths Celebrate Black History Month and Harmony Week

TORONTO – ‘Finding Light In Times of Darkness: Christian, Muslim and Jewish Communities in Harmony’ was the theme of an interfaith gathering of Jews, Christians and Muslims held on Thursday, February 7th at Congregation Darchei Noam in Toronto to celebrate Black History Month and World Interfaith Harmony Week. “In the darkness of turbulent times, on …

Canada’s Oldest Mosque Shelters Winter Homeless

EDMONTON – The oldest mosque in Canada opened its doors on Wednesday, February 6, to shelter the needy and homeless of all faiths between 6 pm and 10 am as temperatures were expected to reach a chilling low of -43°C overnight, The Star reported. “This is one of the coldest nights we’ve seen in Edmonton …

Ottawa-Gatineau’s Biggest Muslim Conference Is Back

OTTAWA – Empowering the youth in the city and bringing together the Muslim community, Ottawa’s largest Muslim community conference, I.LEAD 2019, is coming back to Canada next month. “The aim of the conference is to engage, empower and support the Muslim community to work together and actively participate in building a vibrant community and a …

Canadian Muslim Association Honors Community Contributors

BRANTFORD – The Muslim Association of Brantford in Ontario, Canada has honored four local leaders, thanking them for their efforts in making the Canadian Muslim community a great place to live, Brantford Expositor reported on February 4. “We believe a community needs strong leaders, people who show us how to live in peace and harmony,” …

With 6,000 Paper Cranes, Canadian Student Honors Mosque Shooting Victims

QUEBEC — In remembrance of the Muslims killed in the 2017 Quebec mosque shooting, a Canadian high school student has folded 6,000 origami cranes on a world map as an art piece dedicated to the victims, CBC reported on January 31. The art piece created by Arthur Thompson de la Chenelière was one of several …

Muslims Invite Community to Quebec Shooting Victims Ceremony

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR – People of different faiths, politicians and police officers have been invited to join the Muslim community in Newfoundland & Labrador as they commemorate the second anniversary of the Quebec mosque shooting that left six Muslims dead, CBC reported. “We expect anybody who wants to come and join,” said Mansoor Pirzada, president …



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