We at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) have seen firsthand how Canadian Muslim charities have risen to the challenge of providing support services to the elderly, the impoverished, the unwell, and to those seeking shelter.
We know that at this time our charitable institutions are most at risk. Mosques and aid organizations across Canada that support the most vulnerable are facing challenges on both ends. On one end, they aren’t able to host fundraising events and have had to close their physical spaces. On the other end, the demand on their ...
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The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is greatly disappointed after the Ontario College of Teachers made the decision to only suspend Martin Gaeton Bonello, a construction technology teacher in the Peel District School Board, for a period of six months after making racist remarks towards a student.
“The fact that Mr. Bonello was only suspended for six months sends the wrong message”, says NCCM’s Executive Director Mustafa Farooq, “The reality is that Mr. Bonello’s remarks devastated the student. The student ...
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SAY NO TO BILL 21
We at the National Council of Canadian Muslims are standing up against Bill 21 and we need your support. Let’s show the Government of Canada that we will not stand for this discriminatory law.
Bill 21 is the law in Quebec, Canada that bans individuals wearing religious symbols from working in certain public sector positions. This is a law that doesn’t just affect Muslims.
It affects those wearing a kippah, a turban, a crucifix and of course those that wear ...
Canadian Muslim communities are still reeling from the devastating terrorist attack in Quebec in January 29, 2017, which claimed the lives of six Muslim men worshiping in their mosque and gravely injured many others. It was an unprecedented attack that left a Canadian place of worship – a sacred sanctuary – a scene of unimaginable carnage.
As we approach the second anniversary of the attack, we pause to recognize that the racism and hatred that underpinned this attack do not exist in isolation. According to the latest figures, hate crimes and discrimination against ...
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to write to the leadership and trustees of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to thank them for supporting Islamic Heritage Month and for taking a principled stand against Islamophobia.
The TDSB recently published an Islamic Heritage Month Resource Guidebook for educators and teachers. Take a minute to thank the TDSB leadership and trustees for promoting equitable and inclusive schools in our communities.
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The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on supporters and fellow Canadians to sign the following petition calling on the Government of Canada to work towards the immediate granting of bail to Hassan Diab and securing his urgent return to his family and home in Canada. Diab has been in French custody since 2014.
Who is Hassan Diab?
Hassan Diab is a Canadian of Lebanese origin, who was a sociology professor at the University of Ottawa.
In 2008, Diab was arrested by the RCMP in relation to the Copernic St. Synagogue bombing in Paris in ...
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) welcomes the successful passage of Motion 103 - by an overwhelming margin of 201-91 - as a symbolic, but important step by our elected leaders to find ways to protect Canadian diversity and promote inclusive communities.
Over the past month, the NCCM's national headquarters coordinated a cross-country effort with NCCM's grassroots teams, along with supporters like you, who worked hard contacting MPs to urge them to support Motion 103. Thank you for responding to the call.
Now, it's time to thank those who ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...