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Our Home, Our Stories: Indigenous, Muslim and Jewish Communities in Dialogue

“Home” has many meanings: where we live, where we come from, where we hope to be. It is our land, our origin and possibly our destination. By sharing what it means to each of us we allow for conversation and understanding to blossom. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:45 PMDarchei Noam Social Hall At Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Avenue West 6:30 pm refreshments; 7:00 pm program Traditional refreshments to include: Three Sisters Soup, bannock, Turkish bourekas, Noah’s Pudding and more. Featuring: Whabagoon, Lac Seul Nation – Loon Clan – Treaty 3, Traditional Elder, Sacred Pipe Carrier...

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Toronto Councillor to introduce motion to declare January 29 as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia

Toronto Councillor Neethan Shan plans to introduce a motion declaring January 29th as a Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia in the City of Toronto during January’s City Council meeting, “The national tragedy that occurred last January should serve to remind us all of the impact that Islamophobia, racism and bigotry can have on the lives of people,” said Councillor Shan. January 29th, 2018 marks the one year anniversary of the hate motivated attack by a gunman on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, a mosque where men, women and children were gathered for night prayers in Quebec...

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Muslim Charity helping homeless across the country

Islamic Relief Canada has launched a national appeal to help the homeless during the winter season. As temperatures dip to -35 in parts of the country over the weekend, the international charity will be partnering up with local organizations in five cities to launch an emergency winter response to deliver winter kits to those living on the streets and in shelters. “The drastic low temperatures are life-threatening to those living on the streets,” said Reyhana Patel, Islamic Relief’s Head of Public Relations. “The supplies we are distributing in the winter kits will help reduce the impact these conditions can...

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Muslim groups ask PM to commemorate mosque massacre with ‘day of remembrance and action’

Canadian Muslim organizations and community partners are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to designate January 29th as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia. The open letter comes in the lead up to the first anniversary of the devastating terrorist attack on the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec (CCIQ) on January 29, 2017, that claimed the lives of 6 Muslim men, seriously injured many others and left 6 widows and 17 orphans. “The ongoing impact being felt within the Quebec Muslim community and more broadly, Canadian Muslim communities, one year after the attack speaks to the...

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Dr. Ahmet Fuad Sahin appointed to Order of Canada

Dr. Ahmet Fuad Sahin, C.M. of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his foundational leadership of Canada’s Muslim community, notably as the founder and former president of the International Development and Relief Foundation. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, today announced 125 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list includes 4 Companions (C.C.), 35 Officers (O.C.) and 86 Members (C.M.). Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date. Since immigrating to Canada in the late 1950s,...

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