Keynote speakers, Dr. Hannana Siddiqui and Dr. Ruplaleem Bhuyan (May 15, 2015) – Markham-based Social Services Network held a two day conference on family violence at the University of Ottawa on May 13 and 14, part of a five year initiative developed to understand domestic abuse in South Asian and...

(May 12, 2015) – The Cordoba Centre for Civic Engagement and Leadership, a new centre that promotes civic engagement has been launched in Toronto. “The Cordoba Centre for Civic...

(May 11, 2015) – Jeewan Chanicka is excited and proud to be chosen as a Pan Am Torch Relay Torchbearer for the upcoming Pan Am Games set to take place in Toronto and surrounding areas...

(May 20, 2015) – Toronto Public Library opened the city’s 100th library branch, the Scarborough Civic Centre branch, today. City Librarian Vickery Bowles and Toronto Public Library Board Chair Ron Carinci formally opened the branch with a special ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. “I can’t...

(May 5, 2015) – Ottawa resident, Dr. Safaa Fouda was awarded the Mayor’s City Builder Award on April 29th for her volunteer work in bringing Canadians, new immigrants, and faith...

Vickery Bowles, City Librarian and Ayse Yegul, IDI Outreach Representative (April 26, 2015) – The changes in the public library system have been absolutely exponential, according to...

By Faisal Kutty “Have your children tested for STDs,” said a Muslim family doctor during a health session at a Toronto mosque a few years ago. Her message was that unbeknownst to the audience, many of their children were sexually active from an early age. Some parents just don’t want to...

By Gary Paterson, 41st Moderator of The United Church of Canada (May 8, 2015) – These are not the easiest of times for Christians and Muslims to celebrate our common heritage and...

By Jeewan Chanicka (February 27, 2015) – Recently, there has been a lot of concern brewing about Ontario’s new Health and Physical Education curriculum, especially as it pertains...

(May 18, 2015) – The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and its Green Masjid Task Force recently announced a campaign to encourage Islamic centers and mosques to make their Ramadan more environmentally friendly by adopting five practices for this Ramadan. “Being sensitive to the harm that we...

(May 2, 2015) – On May 5, Toronto city council will vote on a declaration to recognize the right to live in a healthy environment. A Notice of Motion for the May 5 City Council meeting...

(April 22, 2015) – Want to get healthier, happier and smarter? Add a daily dose of nature to your routine. Each spring, the David Suzuki Foundation challenges Canadians and people...

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