On December 4th 2016 Soleiman Faqiri was temporarily housed at the Central East Correctional Centre (CECC) in Lindsay Ontario while awaiting a bed at the Ontario Shores Centres for mental health. Eleven days following that, on December 15 2016, Soleiman was killed by guards after they had applied force on him. The Corners report showed that Soleiman has sustained 50 injuries on his body; a significant number of which were due to blunt impact trauma.
The next provincial election for Ontario is expected for June 7th, 2018. To better understand which provincial issues matter most to Muslims in Ontario, we are asking for your participation in this 13 question survey, it will take approximately 3 minutes.
The survey results will help shape the educational tools the Canadian-Muslim Vote will be developing in its first provincial Get Out the Vote Campaign.
This 3-minute survey is key to learning what information the community wants to be informed about in 2018 and just by filling it out, you will be entered in a draw to win an autographed Nazem Kadri jersey!
Empowerem is a grassroots youth group, which is commited to empowering young Muslim women in Ottawa. As a part of their goal to encourage health and wellness amongst young women, they are launching an initiative to address Mental Health and Illness within the Muslim community.
Mental health is both a significant and dynamic component of a person's everyday live. It has the potential to unleash one's greatest abilities and allows people to live an optimal life. However, when met with poor mental health or the existence of a mental illness, the resulting effects can lead to a diminished quality of life and well-being. Some of the most effectual methods to combat these issues include learning more about the topic, discussing it, and executing safe solutions.
Unfortunately, due to stigma, prejudgments, and other barriers, these practices are often unfeasible. These complications are highly prevalent in the Muslim community and there is an extensive lack of support and resources for these individuals specifically. That is why creating a space where the subject of Mental Health and Illness can be discussed freely, among young Muslim women is important to us.
In order to make sure that the space meets the needs of young Muslm women in Ottawa, Empowerem created an anonymous survey for the public to fill out. They want to know what changes are necessary, what key components need to be addressed, what kind of assistance is required, and in what areas of Ottawa these resources should be placed.
If you could take a few minutes to complete the survey and share it with your peers, it would help immensely to implement programs based on the needs in the community.
If the issues raised above resonate with you, Empowerem strongly encourages you to fill out their Team Application Form. This is an opportunity for you to become directly involved, whether you want a leadership role or would like to offer your time as a volunteer. Let Empowerem know why this initiative is important to you and what you can do to help!
Salaam! Are you married? Have you been married for at least 2 years? Do you or your spouse have a Pakistani background? Have you been in Canada for at least 5 years?
Are you interested in participating in a study? Let’s talk!
Asma Khalil, a student with the University of Toronto Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, is conducting research exploring how young Muslim women who wear the hijab may feel about their sport experience in Canada.
Problem: The lack of awareness both within and outside the Muslim community in Canada regarding the reality of Black Muslim lives and its consequence for the ongoing struggle against anti-black racism and Islamophobia.
EIDY is a brand new company in Ottawa, Canada focused on providing fun and Islamically educational knowledge for Muslims children and families all across Canada. We believe that learning about Islam shouldn't be limited to Saturday School's on Weekends, but rather be a daily process which not only excites kids but also teaches them a lot.
EIDY is holding a focus session with Muslim parents.
Would you like to participate?