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As we draw to the end of the year, I will like to highlight a few developments coming up in MAC’s future work.
MAC NATIONAL NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2019
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IN THIS ISSUE
 



  • ABOUT MAC
  • FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • COMMUNITY RECOGNITION
  • NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • FUTURE MAC EVENTS
  • FEATURED MAC EVENTS
  • HELP US GROW | DONATE TODAY
  • MAC SPOTLIGHT
  • SURVEY FEEDBACK
                           ABOUT MAC
 
     MAC Alhuda Weekend School Student


MAC recognizes the positive and needed role faith-based groups serve and welcomes opportunities to build alliances with and across religious, ethnic, racial, and different age groups to give back, innovate and strengthen our neighbourhoods nationwide. As a Canadian Muslim faith-based organization following a traditional moderate interpretation of Islam, MAC’s work is built around the ethical integrity of Islam; balancing faith with modernity, the material with the spiritual and love for the Creator and duty to His Creation.
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
Assalamu Alaykum wa rahmtu Allah (Peace be with you)

Dear Community Members,

As we draw to the end of the year, I will like to highlight a few developments coming up in MAC’s future work.
Early November presented MAC’s future plans and mandate with stakeholders from Hope & Prayer in the 6ix event including Daniele Zanotti President and CEO of United Way of Greater Toronto, Board of Directors and key members from United Way, Toronto City Hall representatives, and our esteemed community partners from Islamic Relief, ISNA Canada, Human Concern International, Muslim Welfare Center who have helped us fundraise $100,000 alhamdulillah.

I was pleased to share MAC’s strategic steps for the next five years that position us as one of the top 20 non-profit leading organizations in Canada. InshAllah, MAC will become an effective community partner at the grassroots because community building is at the heart of what we do. These meetings are vital in communicating the earnest hard work MACs staff and volunteers dedicate year-round. I am repeatedly inspired by partners I meet, they are ready to work with the Muslim community and build coalitions that bring us together and create a flourishing nation.

I will also like to join United Nations Association In Canada and congratulate Walid Soliman on being recognized as the Association’s 2019 Global Citizen Laureate. Thank you for your compassionate commitment and championing humanitarian causes, your work creates a better future for us all.

As always, please let us know what you think. There is a survey at the bottom of this newsletter where you can share and express your feedback; we are always open to suggestions and new ideas.

May Allah (SWT) accept our efforts and bless you all,

Sharaf Sharafeldin, Executive Director
Muslim Association of Canada

 
COMMUNITY RECOGNITION
 
NATIONAL HIGHLIGHT
 

On November 21st we were delighted and honoured to join the United Nations Association In Canada in recognizing Walied Soliman as the Association’s 2019 Global Citizen Laureate


On November 4th MAC Head Office held a reception for Hope & Prayer in the 6ix stakeholders to join together and assess what we accomplished, where to improve and how else we can tackle poverty.
FUTURE MAC EVENTS
 
 
Sister's Chat Night
MAC Ottawa | Dec 06 | 630-8p

Place to unwind after a long week, ask for advice & discuss relevant topics

2-Day CPR / AED Training
CCL-MAC | Dec 21-22 | 8-1p

Courses provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to emergencies.

 
For You to Know Each Other
MAC Mosque Al-Rawdah | Dec 1 | 9-1130p

You're invited to a social day open for families to meet and live

MAC Calgary | Dec 23-27 | 9-330p

Our youth will learn about different Islamic etiquette including trustworthiness, cleanliness, positive mindset & more.



Community Meeting
MAC London Dec 15 | 7p

Important updates regarding Noor Garden construction, Westmount Centre, New MAC Centre & New Website.



Olive Grove School Open House
MAC Mississauga | Dec 4 | 8p

Learn what makes OGHS one of the top schools in Ontario from exceptional curricilum, holistic youth tarbiya & much more.
 
 
 
 
 
      FEATURED MAC EVENTS
RCIC Weekly Family Friday
MAC Windsor| Nov 15

Programs are Imam's Reminders, Poems, Nasheed from individuals and RCIC scrouts.

 
 
Weekend Halaqa Series
MAC London | Fri Sat Sun | After Isha

Fridays Seerah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH (English), Saturdays Quran Tafseer (Arabic) & Sundays Quran Tafseer (English)

Mawlid al Nabi
MAC Mosque Rawdah CCL | Nov 15

Evening of faith on the occasion of the birth of Rasolullah.
Sisters United  (Weekly)
MAC Vancouver | Saturdays | 630-8p

Where sisters Unite, bond & grow! An Interactive sister's youth halaqa.



Path to Paradise
MAC Calgary | Nov 28

MAC Youth Calgary will learn about "keys to jannah" and what leads us to paradise.



Fempower Ladies Halaqa (Bi-weekly)
MAC Mississauga | Nov 4 | 8p

Bi-weekly ladies halaqa. New Theme "Everyday Life Lessons from Surah Al-Kahf". It will be lead by Sr. Chaza Hadaia in English,
 
 
HELP US GROW | DONATE TODAY

Donate Towards Comunity and Individual Growth

When you give to MAC, you are funding life-changing programs that help thousands of children, youth and families across Canada. MAC relies on the generosity of Canadians to support our work.

There are many ways you can help in our fundraising efforts. MAC welcomes donations both for general funding or to support specific projects. You can donate on the website through a secure connection by credit card. In addition to financial donations, MAC accepts gifts of securities and property. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes at the beginning of the next calendar year.

To invest in the future leaders of tomorrow please donate here.

A heartfelt thank you to our generous Donors!
MAC SPOTLIGHT
   Abdullatif Bakbak
  
Abdullatif Bakbak has been of service to the Muslim community in and around Mississauga for more than 30 years, and we are pleased to feature his story. Mr. Bakbak is a known as a pillar in the community because of his dedication and passionate work helping local programs, events and institutions succeed. He was born in Libya and is the proud father of 4 children and 4 grandchildren who mean the world to him. He obtained his master’s degree in computer science from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in Halifax (Dalhousie University). He has also taught at Tripoli University while managing his own IT software development business. Since 2004-2006 Mr. Bakbak directed the ICCO, Chaired Alhuda weekend school’s management board for many years, and has been the principal of MAC Olive Grove School since its inception in 2006. His is a passionate educator and believes every child should receive the best quality schooling and opportunities to develop themselves.

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Muslim Association of Canada
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Mississauga, Ontario L5K 1B4
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