Islamophobia Policy Engagement Sessions with Halton Region Elected Officials (Municipal, Regional and Federal)

On July 6, 2021,  in the aftermath of the London, Ontario deadly attack on a Muslim family, the Muslim Advisory Council of Canada held a focus group inviting local community members, stakeholders and partners to discuss policy changes the community would like to see in regards to racism, discrimination and Islamophobia.  It was a great …

Political Literacy Campaign: Understanding The Landscape

Why are Politics Important? Politics are more important than we think. They are the means in which citizens have their voices heard in order for broader decisions to be made by the government. The government, and our politicians are our lawmakers, therefore being aware of what they do, is indirectly choosing to be aware of …

Political Literacy Campaign: Democracy and Why Voting Matters

Types of electoral systems: Constituency: a group of voters in a specific area who elect a person to a seat in the house of commons, and Parliament. Canada is divided into 338 constituencies. First past the post system:  this is a constituency system, the country holds elections and the candidate with the most votes wins. …

Political Literacy Campaign: Get To Know The Issues Important To You

How does this connect to you? Throughout this course we have explained the general facts of our political landscape. We want to make sure that you know why Politics is so incredibly important to you specifically, and why it should resonate with you on a personal level.  Something small such as voting holds a large …

Political Literacy Campaign: Getting Involved in Politics

Understanding contentious politics: Political activity that involves extra activity such as petitions, protests, riots, violence, civil war and revolution. Since we are referring to Canada, certain things such as war and revolution are not applicable, therefore our focus is on what citizens can do with the power they have. Why is this important: the term …

What We Learned From A Virtual Tour of The Woodland Cultural Centre

Last week I attended a webinar hosted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation regarding the monstrosities that occurred in Canadian Residential Schools. We had the opportunity to take part in a virtual tour of the Woodland Cultural Centre. I had been prepared for it to be bad. But it was even worse than one could …

New Opportunity: Apply for our Youth Council!

We have an exciting opportunity for the Canadian Muslim Youth to join our newly formed Youth Council, which will be responsible for advocating for issues of importance to the youth-from politics, social justice issues, the environment and systemic Islamophobia. The Youth Council will also have the opportunity to meet various leaders in Canada. Youth Council …

Report: Islamophobia Policy Recommendations

On Sunday June 6th 2021, the Afzaal family was brutally killed in an act of violent terrorism. A fifteen year old girl, a seventy four year old woman, a forty six year old man, and a forty four year old woman, were deliberately targeted in London, Ontario, out of hatred and Islamophobia. Although undoubtedly heart-wrenching, …

Report: Our Findings from the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

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Submit Your Experience With Islamophobia

The Muslim Advisory Council of Canada invites you to submit your experience with Islamophobia. We will be compiling these submissions into a report along with posting these submissions on our Social Media (anonymously if you choose!) in efforts to help the community understand how common Islamophobic incidences are in Canada. This submission process is confidential. …