Training & Workshops

For over a decade, the NCCM has been delivering robust and leading-edge training to empower Canadian Muslim communities. Our seminars are designed to equip communities with the knowledge to expand civic engagement at the local level.

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Educational Workshops & Presentations


The NCCM further provides a range of educational workshops and presentations to schools, service providers, government departments, law enforcement officers, media agencies, and private organizations with the goals of sharing knowledge to enhance mutual understanding and prevent discrimination. These individual workshops can be included in our full day Bootcamps.

  • The number of hours is for the delivery on the workshop in the standard form.  The NCCM can offer the workshop in other formats (shorter, divided over several sessions) based on the needs of the organization.
  • Some workshops can be adapted for different target audiences (parents instead of children, general public etc.)
  • The flat fee for most workshops is $850 to cover the cost of all materials (guides, worksheets, folders) , trainers/personnel, travel, etc. Please note, however, that the NCCM is willing to work within any budget so please contact us for further information.

NCCM Workshops (Adults and Community Leaders)

Title Description Hours Target Audience
Know Your Rights & Responsibilities In this flagship NCCM workshop, individuals learn about their basic legal rights and responsibilities as residents in Canada. They’ll also learn why should Canadians be engaged in the political process, what’s involved, as well as how communities and individuals can ensure they have a say in their municipal, provincial, and federal governments. Finally participants can learn what the issues are that matter and how citizens can organize to fix them! A detailed, action-oriented workshop empowering citizens to speak up about the issues that are important to them. 2 hours Any Group
Engaging the Media In this workshop, participants learn the basics of how the media works, tools and tactics for engaging the media, dealing with controversial questions, generating positive coverage and more. 2 hours Any Group
“Tell me a story: Reclaiming our narratives” An exploration of the role of story-telling in shaping the understanding of diverse communities of themselves, as well as by mainstream society. Reflections on the mainstream narrative of Islam and Muslims, and a discussion around ways to offer a narrative that is more reflective of the day to day experiences of Muslims living in Canada generally, and of Muslim women specifically. How the struggle for human rights and civil liberties plays into that narrative will also be explored. 2 hours Any group interested in the topic.  It can be adjusted for a younger audience.

NCCM Workshop for External Organizations (Schools, Employers, Government, Service Providers)

Title Description Hours Target Audience
A Teachable moment about Islamophobia This workshop explores how Islamophobia may be impacting our schools and classrooms. Beginning with an overview of the term Islamophobia and an exploration of some common myths about Islam and Muslims, the workshop examines how Muslim children are impacted by the negative public discourses about their faith. The workshop provides case studies, resources, and recommendations for administrators and educators to support efforts to promote equity and inclusion and to ensure schools and classrooms remain safe environments for all. 1.5 – 2 hours Educators / Parents / Parent Councils
Islam in the Workplace


Based on NCCM’s Employers Guide on Islamic Religious Practices & My Rights at Work Guide, this workshop explores common issues around reasonable accommodation of Canadian Muslim employees in the workplace.  The workshop also examines how Islamophobia can impact the workplace. 1.5 – 2 hours Unions, Employers, Staff
Islam 101 or Islam Awareness This workshop is a basic introduction to Islam and Islamic religious practice for individuals with no or limited knowledge of the religion.  It addresses both basic tenants of faith and also discusses and challenges prevalent stereotypes about Islam and Muslims. 2 hours Any Group Interested in Islam Ideal for religious groups, workplaces, schools, community organizations …
Inclusive Schools This workshop for examines the legal and pedagogical foundation for creating schools which are welcoming and inclusive to everyone.  It can be combined or merged with Islam 101 or information on Muslim religious practice. 2 hours Stakeholders in the Education Sector Ideal for school councils, teacher training, school trustees or school board officials, parents …
Racial Profiling In this workshop, law enforcement officials, legal and community groups or other interested parties get a succinct introduction to the construction, use and impact of racial profiling. There is special reference to the Ottawa Police Pilot project, as well as discussion around hate crimes, their treatment in law, the tension between free expression and hate speech, and reporting practices. 2 hours Members of the Criminal Justice System,Community Groups,Legal Groups, Public Service Providers

NCCM Workshops for Children and Teenagers

Title Description Hours Target Audience
Stereotypes & Diversity in Media: How do we fit in? This workshop invites young people to critically examine the messages in the media with a special focus on cultural diversity and religious diversity. 1-2 hours Children Ages 9 to 12
Cybersmarts – Staying safe, smart, and tech-savvy! This workshop combines basic Internet skills with safe practices and general awareness. 1-2 hours Children Ages 9 to 12
The Writer & Speaker’s Toolbox: Making every word count! This fun and interactive workshop helps provide the participants to write effectively in a variety of contexts. 1-2 hours Teens & Young Adult
Police & community – Understanding our roles This workshop aims to help young people understand the role of police officers.  The focus is creating a positive relationship to improve communities. 1-2 hours Teens & Young Adult
Say Salam – Islamophobia and Bystander Intervention This workshop explores how Islamophobia may be impacting students on an individual level and works with students to identify the different ways they can intervene when they see Islamophobia taking place. 45-60 minutes Teens & Young Adult
Fake News – How to determine what is real and what is not More and more, we are turning to social media for our daily news. Our like, share, and retweet culture leaves many of us having trouble deciphering what is real and what is not. In this interactive workshop, we teach students about bias in the media, stereotypes, and representation, and we go over some must-have tips that may help them think twice before pressing that share button. 45-60 minutes Teens & Young Adult


The NCCM’s one-day Leadership Boot Camps provide intensive and interactive training in human rights & civil liberties, Islamophobia, media engagement and public advocacy to aspiring leaders and community activists. Over the last three years, the NCCM has held advocacy leadership training in Calgary, Edmonton, London, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Windsor and empowered over 500 participants. Check our Events page regularly to know when and where NCCM is holding the next Leadership Boot Camp!
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Additional Notes:

  • The number of hours is for the delivery on the workshop in the standard form. NCCM can offer the workshop in other formats (shorter, divided over several sessions) based on the needs to the organization.
  • Some workshops can be adapted for different target audiences (parents instead of children, general, etc…)
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