In the crosshairs of racism: Why Muslim women bear the brunt of Islamophobia
Her heart racing, Wati Rahmat hurries down a side street, heading to the closest bus stop from her office in Montreal. A car is slowly trailing her. She knows what’s coming. Sure enough, as she turns around, a man rolls down the side window of the car and yells, “You terrorist! Go back to your home!” That is just one…
Hate on the rise: Advocates say more needs to be done to stem tide of incidents in Canada
Advocates say that more needs to be done to prevent hate crimes in Canada.
Prayer vigil at Ottawa mosque honours victims of Burkina Faso terror attack
Ottawa’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community members are mourning the killing of nine of their community in an act of violence in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
A king of Drag: Ottawa’s Omari B. Johnson has found passion in performance
On Feb. 10, 2023, the National Gallery of Canada is hosting their second annual Queer Black Excellence Showcase in collaboration with Capital Pride to celebrate Winter Pride.
The Rideau River is feeding one Syrian family’s Canadian dream
Omar Masri and his family are six of 1.3 million immigrants who came to Canada between 2016 and 2021. Now, they’re working to make a life in their new home.
Downtown clinic for refugees at full capacity for past year, waitlist stretched to nearly 800
The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic has been at capacity since American troops pulled out of Afghanistan in the summer of 2021, triggering nearly 700,000 Afghans to flee the country and seek refuge elsewhere. The number of clients the clinic saw increased five-fold over August and September last year and they now have a waitlist of nearly 800 people waiting for an initial medical assessment.
Muslim voices urge embrace of Islamic heritage beyond October celebration
October is Islamic month in Canada but it means much more than that for those seeking to educate Canadians about the history of Muslims in this country.
‘They’re coming to life in Canada:’ Photography exhibit honours Latin American soldiers in world wars
First-ever Latin American soldiers exhibit in Canada marked the beginning of Latin American Heritage Month in Ottawa.
Algonquin elder, Muslim women build bridges through ‘experiences of racism’
Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization and Algonquin elder Claudette Commanda are building bridges of understanding among marginalized groups.
Breaking the fast: Foodies share some favourite Ramadan treats
With the holy month of Ramadan underway, Muslims are following a schedule of fasting, reflection and prayer. With long periods of fasting, sharing and preparing food with friends and family is an important part of the month, say some foodies and small business owners. Ramadan begins on the sighting of a specific crescent moon. After sighting the moon, the next…
As COVID-weary souls seek spiritual relief, advocates urge cultural sensitivity, research into ancient practices
With spiritual practices emerging amid pandemic life, advocates say respecting these traditions’ origins is essential.
As 401,000 newcomers reach Canada in 2021, members of immigrant families reflect on their experiences
Ontario is the most popular destination for immigrants coming to Canada. Four individuals from immigrant families discuss their experiences with belonging to this country.