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MAC NATIONAL NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 2019
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IN THIS ISSUE

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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
·         DID YOU KNOW
·         OUR ENGAGEMENT
·         MAC in the NEWS
·         NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
·         FUTURE MAC EVENTS
·         FEATURED MAC EVENTS
·         HELP US GROW | DONATE TODAY
·         MAC SPOTLIGHT
·         SURVEY FEEDBACK
 
FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Assalamu Alaykum wa rahmtu Allah (Peace be with you)

Dear Community Members,

The month of September has been eventful in many ways. On the last Monday of September, several MAC schools across the nation observed #OrangeShirtDay. Students and staff remembered and learned about the painful legacy of the residential school system. We honour the Indigenous children who were sent away from their families to residential schools and how this has impacted them for more than a century.  We also recognize this learning and working towards reconciliation is more than a one-day remembrance. We are committed to reconciliation and learning about the beautiful traditions and ways of life of the Indigenous people of this land.

Alhamdulillah, we are humbled by the blessings of Allah (SWT) to have acquired a building in Mississauga to expand the head office and initiate national education projects. It is a true blessing that this building will continue as a community asset allowing us to share our services, connections and engagement. To learn more, visit here.

Secondly, we have partnered with The Canadian Muslim Vote (TCMV) on their Civic Engagement #GetOutTheVote campaign in our centers and mosques across Canada this month. We encourage our community members to be informed about the different candidates and party platforms. We urge them to make their voices heard by performing their civic duty of voting. Our country and community respectively are stronger with your active participation. You can read more here.

Finally, MAC, successfully led an initiative with the Muslim community to raise over $100,000 to fight poverty and homelessness in partnership with the United Way of Greater Toronto. The fundraiser took place at Toronto’s Nathan Philips Square along with an outdoor Jummah salah.  Special remarks were delivered by the Mayor of Toronto, along with the CEO of United Way Greater Toronto. This was a unique partnership and solidarity that was the result of several Muslim organizations and members of our community and interfaith leaders who agreed to collectively take a stance against poverty. To learn more, please visit here.

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

Sharaf Sharafeldin
Executive Director
Muslim Association of Canada
DID YOU KNOW
Growing Together as Faith Communites

MAC seeks to constructively engage Muslims within Canadian society through contextual initiatives, multi-faith projects, and educational opportunities.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.
OUR ENGAGEMENT
MAC Schools Observing and
Taking Part in #OrangeShirtDay

The Quran says, 'O you who believed, be persistently standing firm in Justice....' (4:135)

OGS is looking bright and orange today, on Orange Shirt Day 2019, standing in support of the Indigenous Community to raise awareness abo
ut the Indian residential school system and the impact this system had on Indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada learn more here
MAC in the NEWS
   
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Time for CSIS to rethink its focus


Being surveilled or receiving surprise visits or phone calls from Canada's spy and law enforcement agencies.. continue reading




Kitchener Masjid Serves as Model for How Waterloo’s Islamic Centre will Support Local Communities

Perhaps one of the most beautiful ways that Kitchener Masjid, like all MAC centres, has served the community is by being committed to our shared values as Canadians, including fulfilling our responsibility to serve the most vulnerable ... continue reading
NATIONAL HIGHLIGHT
MAC RAISES OVER $100,000 to FIGHT HOMELESSNESS
The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) has raised more than $100,000 for an anti-poverty fundraiser at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square on September 20th, 2019. MAC raised funds for United Way of Greater Toronto towards alleviating poverty and offering hope and strength to the City of Toronto. About 1.5-2,000 congregants gathered at the public square to pledge their support to alleviate homelessness, isolation and hunger. Canadian Muslim leaders and other community allies gathered together to offer Hope & Prayer in the 6ix. To learn more please visit.
Cheque Presentation Pictured: Mayor John Tory, Dr. El-Tantawy, Sharaf Sharafeldin, Daniel Zanotti, Sheikh Abdullah Idris, Mohammed Hashim, Dr. Fariha Khan
FUTURE MAC EVENTS
 
Parenting Conference

MAC ancouver is hosting a Parenting Conference Oct 11 & 12 Seats limited learn more here


MAC Blood Donation


MAC & Canadian Muslim Forum are pleased to invite you to donate blood continue reading




Fempower


Ladies halaqa is back! We're excited to begin a new theme: "Everyday Life Lessons from Surah Al-Kahf"
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Youth Qiyam

Junior High and High School girls join us for a beautiful hike
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Sisters Youth Club

MAC Calgary hosts a bi-weekly program for girls ages learn more here
Open Doors

Do you have questions about the Islamic studies, how to register? learn learn more

Importance of Civic Engagement

Care about Civic Engagement, but how to get involved in the elections?
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Sister's Youth Group


Join SYG tonight for our weekly halaqa every Fridays
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JH Boys Halaqa

Through a comprehensive study of the seerah as well as the 40 ahadeeth of Imam Al-Nawaw continue reading

It Takes a Village


Monthly Mother's get together
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Busy Lady's Time Management Workshop

Time Management &family organization
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Women's Group

Various topics: - Health, Education. - Nutrition, Spirituality, Workshops continue reading

      FEATURED MAC EVENTS
MAC Mississauga Amazing Race

SYG’s nature scavenger hunt: The Amazing Race! Learn more here

MAC Calgary Blood Drive


MAC Calgary held a  Muslim Community Blood Drive in partnership with the Canadian Blood Services Learn more here

MAC London Westmount

MAC Westmount will now offer a Weekend Arabic School for grades Learn more here
Al Abrrar School Ottawa

Abraar Secondary School took part in #OrangeShirtDay2019 Learn more here


MAC Youth Windsor BBQ


MAC Youth Windsor held its end of summer BBQ to challenges, prizes and lots of fun! Learn more here
MAC Al Radwa Montreal

A special session for sisters was held titled: Self-sport from ạltkẖlyẗ to dessert Learn more here
HELP US GROW | DONATE TODAY
 
Pictured: Medina Seminary in Mississauga purchased by MAC
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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
   Lamia Ben Jemaa

Lamia Ben Jemaa was born in Sfax, Tunisia and moved to Canada at the age of 18 to pursue higher education. She graduated from with the University of Toronto with a Master's and PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2001. She worked as a Professor at Seneca College and has 4 children. She joined MAC in 2007 and has held many positions including the Chairperson of the Managing Board of Olive Grove School and Manager of MAC's Al-Huda Schools.
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