Chelby Marie Daigle is Muslim Link’s Editor in Chief and Coordinator. Under her direction, Muslim Link adopted its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy so that the website strives to reflect the complexity of Muslim communities in Canada. She knows that she fails to do justice to this complexity every day but she will continue to try to improve as she recognizes the frustration of being both marginalized in the mainstream and also marginalized in Muslim communities. As Coordinator, she works to build relationships with Muslim and mainstream organizations and manages the website's social media, event listings, and directories. She organizes regular Muslim Link gatherings. She also works closely with the Publisher to find ways to keep Muslim Link sustainable. Find her on Twitter @ChelbyDaigle
Back in 2013, Muslim Link interviewed the founders of Izzah Learning Center for Women and Children in Ottawa. What was unique about the vision for the centre was that on top of providing education to children in reading Quran, it also provided a space for adult women to learn how to read and recite Quran or improve their knowledge to the point of becoming educators, making it an excellent space for adult women, particularly reverts to Islam, to further their Islamic education.
"In Shaykh’s Clothing" is an initiative that has been set up to support victims of spiritual abuse within North American Muslim communities. One of the issues people often come to them with is spiritually abusive forms of fundraising and misusing funds by Muslim organizations.
Muslim Link tries to highlight the fundraising efforts of Muslim Canadian organizations and individuals in our Crowdfunding/Fundraising Section. We often learn of both the inspiring and harrowing stories of our Canadian Ummah from these campaigns.
Dr. Juveria Zaheer is a Clinician Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, and Education Administrator in the Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Emergency Department at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).