Action Alerts


Urge MPs to support Motion 103 and to designate January 29 as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to write to their Member of Parliament and to the Prime Minister and urge them to support a key motion that calls for a parliamentary committee to study systemic racism, religious discrimination - including Islamophobia - and recommend ways for the government to develop a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to address these issues in Canada. Motion 103 was brought forward by Iqra Khalid, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erin Mills, on December 5, 2016. The ...

Read More


Vigils and events across Canada for victims of Quebec shooting and action against Islamophobia

In response to the tragic shooting in the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City that killed 6 worshipers and wounded several others, communities across Canada are hosting vigils to remember the innocent lives lost and stand in solidarity with the community. Below is a list of events and memorials happening in cities across Canada to show solidarity and stand up against Islamophobia and other forms of intolerance.  Donations to the families of the victims of the Quebec mosque shooting can be made here:  https://www.launchgood.com/project/helping_the_families_and_vi...

Read More


Have your say on National Security

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to participate in the federal government’s online consultations on national security. The NCCM has made frequent submissions on national security issues, including providing analysis and commentary regarding the much critiqued Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, commonly known as Bill-C51. Meeting with the Ministers On October 19, 2016, the NCCM presented the community impact of harmful legislation in a meeting held with federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Justice ...

Read More


Demand the government apologize and compensate three Canadian men for role in their detention and torture

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to write to the federal government to insist on an apology and compensation for three Canadian Muslim men who were arrested, detained, and tortured due to the actions and decisions taken by Canadian officials. Also make sure that your MP hears from you on this issue. A two-year inquiry concluded in 2008 that the actions of federal government officials indirectly led to the gross violations of their human rights. Secret documents obtained in a recent CBC investigative ...

Read More


Thank the Federal Government for two important recent decisions impacting Canadians

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to  write to the federal government to thank them for the government-wide decision to  use the term ‘Daesh’ to describe the terrorist group known as ISIS/ISIL, as well as for the decision to permit members of the RCMP to wear hijab. BACKGROUND: Read the NCCM's open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Read the NCCM's op-ed commentary on the issue of terminology and Daesh. Read the NCCM's statement welcoming the RCMP decision regarding hijab. ...

Read More


Thank the City of Toronto for supporting anti-discrimination campaign: Toronto For All

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties and advocacy organization, is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to immediately write to Toronto City Council to thank them for a major new anti-discrimination campaign. The campaign is a collaboration between the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) and the City of Toronto and is meant to highlight issues of Islamophobia and xenophobia which can negatively impact on newly arrived immigrants and refugees, as well as on long-standing communities. Bus posters ...

Read More


Thank the Toronto Star for being first major media outlet to adopt the term ‘Daesh’; Encourage other Canadian Media outlets to do the same

  The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent Muslim civil liberties and human rights advocacy organization, is calling on fellow Canadians to immediately write to the Toronto Star to thank it for its leadership in deciding to use the term ‘Daesh’ to describe the terrorist group. The NCCM also urges fellow Canadians to write to other media outlets to encourage them to also use the term ‘Daesh’ to describe the terrorist group. Read the Star announcement here. Read the NCCM's News Release welcoming the decision here. R...

Read More


Thank Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie for standing firm against Islamophobia

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a national Muslim civil liberties & advocacy organization, is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to immediately write to Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie to thank her for taking a principled stand against Islamophobia. Mayor Bonnie Crombie recently stood firm against a concerted campaign mounted by an individual who employed anti-Muslim language in advocating that the city block zoning permission to the Meadowvale Islamic Centre. Mayor Crombie showed firm leadership in challenging his discrimina...

Read More


Action Alert: Urge MPs to request open review & debate of proposed anti-terrorism bill

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on all Canadians to urge their elected officials to fully review and debate proposed security laws under Bill C-51. Legal experts, civil liberties organizations, and several newspaper editorials have raised serious concerns and reservations about the proposed legislation. The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group, of which the NCCM is a member, is urging the government “to allow for serious debate and thorough consideration of the bill and calls for extended and wide-ranging consultations in ...

Read More


Action Alert: Urge Canadian government to ratify treaty to help prevent torture

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at the United Nations on September 25, 2014. www.pm.gc.ca Photo by Jason Ransom. The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent non-partisan Muslim civil liberties & advocacy organization, is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to urge their Members of Parliament and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to address the continuing crisis of torture around the world. What better time than now? This week we are marking International Human Rights Day, as well as the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN ...

Read More