Islamic Relief Canada condemns violence at Al Aqsa mosque during Ramadan prayers

Islamic Relief Canada is appalled that more than 150 Palestinians have been injured in violence during Ramadan prayers at Al Aqsa mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. Israeli forces entered the site just before Friday prayers in the second week of Ramadan. Dozens of Palestinians were reportedly injured with rubber bullets, stun grenades and [...]

Islamic Relief Canada and York University Researchers call for more accessible mental health services for racialized women

Research study analyses pandemic’s impact on the mental health of racialized communities BURLINGTON, ON, April 5, 2022 - Islamic Relief Canada, in partnership with researchers at York University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, is releasing a new research report called, “Who gets to Heal? The negative mental health outcomes of COVID-19 on racialized working [...]

Islamic Relief Canada Preparing 200 Food Baskets and Hot Meals for Montreal Homeless

Montreal, QC - Islamic Relief Canada, in partnership with Al-Madinah Center and Sister Sabria Foundation, will assemble 200 food baskets as well as prepare hot meals this Saturday for the city’s homeless and vulnerable populations. The food baskets will contain items such as rice, pasta, cookies, beans and dates while the prepared hot meal will [...]

Stories from Canadian Muslims reveal Islamophobia is systemic and normalized

New report by Islamic Relief Canada reveals impact of everyday Islamophobia on Muslims Burlington, ON - In time for the fifth anniversary of the Quebec mosque shooting anniversary and the National Day of Action Against Islamophobia, Islamic Relief Canada is releasing a new report today that sheds light on how everyday Islamophobia affects Canadian Muslims. [...]

Islamic Relief Canada preparing 500 winter survival kits today for Edmonton homeless

Edmonton, AB - Islamic Relief Canada volunteers will assemble 500 winter kits today as part of the charity's fifth annual national Share the Warmth campaign for the unhoused. The kits include jackets, sweaters, blankets, gloves, hats, socks, soap, shampoo, sanitary pads, masks, sanitizer and other essentials. “It’s been a difficult few years because of the [...]

Calgary Muslims Loading up 18-Wheeler Truck with Food and Hygiene Supplies for British Columbians today

Calgary, AB - Staff and volunteers from Islamic Relief Canada's Calgary team will be loading up an 18-wheeler truck today at the Akram Jomaa Islamic Centre (2624 39 Ave NE, Calgary) from 3 pm to 5 pm. Islamic Relief Canada has procured items such as canned soups and vegetables, shampoo, soap, bottled water, detergent, mops, [...]

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