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Canada Prepares for Islamic History Month

Islamic History Month (Canada) and Islamic Heritage Month (Ontario) starts on October 1st, as mosques and Islamic centers host various events to celebrate Islamic culture, Muslim Link reported.

Throughout the country, Islamic centers, mosques, and school boards are holding exhibitions, lectures, workshops and film screenings to mark the month.

In Ottawa, the events will kick off on October 1 with a free public screening of CBC POV documentary 14 & Muslim.

On October 8, Carleton University Centre for the Study of Islam will host an event titled Humanizing Muslims and Islam Post 9/11.

Kingston will mark the History month with film screening of Wajd: Songs of Separation as well as a family movie night of Bilal: A New Breed of Hero.

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Moreover, Toronto will celebrate the month with a rich program of events hosted by Toronto District School Board, Theatre center, Police Service, Public Library, ISNA Canada, and others.

Other events will be also hosted in Vancouver and London.

For a complete list of events, please check this link.

Muslims In Canada

Muslims are the fastest growing religious community in Canada, according to the country’s statistical agency, Statistics Canada.

Historically, Canada’s Muslim population increased by 82 percent over the past decade – from about 579,000 in 2001 to more than 1 million in 2011.

Muslims represent 3.2 percent of Canada’s total population.