The Toronto Raptors have succeeded in establishing themselves as a major cultural and economic player in both the city of Toronto and beyond, with several offshoots of the outdoor fan zone Jurassic Park popping up in the suburbs and across Canada. The Raptors have cemented themselves into the fabric and psyche of the city, with Raptors gear flying off the shelves.
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.
The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government has introduced Bill 21, a law that would supposedly entrench religious neutrality in the province. It would do so by prohibiting providers of government services in positions of authority such as judges, police and teachers from wearing religious symbols, including hijabs (headscarves for female Muslims), turbans (for male Sikhs), kippas (skullcaps for male Jews) and visible Christian crosses.