Can We Talk?

The CCMW’s Muslim Youth Canada Project participated in the Governor General’s sixth and last youth dialogue series Can We Talk? in Toronto today with 500 other young leaders from across southern Ontario.

In a unified voice, many young Canadians speaking in English but also French called for new solutions to be explored to make post-secondary education more affordable. Other issues discussed included the high rates of Aboriginal youth-in-care and how to address their needs, as well as how funding arts and culture initiatives led to a 70% drop in crime rates in Winnipeg.

To learn more about the youth dialogue series, visit:


Integrity and Leadership: Munir Sheikh

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 2:01 PM

Munir Sheikh shows us what integrity
and leadership look like

John Ibbitson, Globe and Mail

“The fact that in the media and in the public that there was this perception that Statistics Canada was supporting a decision that no statistician would, it really casts doubt on the integrity of that agency, and I as head of that agency cannot survive in that job,” Mr. Sheikh told the committee.

It is one thing to quit your job because you don’t agree with the boss. It is something quite different to quit your job rather than see the integrity of the people you lead compromised. There aren’t many of us who would do such a thing. But Munir Sheikh would, and did.

Full article:

Calgary Leadership Development 2010

Calgary Leadership Development, originally uploaded by CCMW’s MY Canada Project.

To see pictures of the Muslim Youth Canada Project’s youth leadership development workshop held in Calgary in May 2010 for western Canadian Muslim youth from Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Vancouver and Winnipeg, follow this link: Flickr Photoset Calgary Leadership Development 2010

Similar leadership development workshops were also delivered during May 2010 in Montreal and Toronto for Muslim youth from central and eastern Canada.

Leaders in Deed National Hunger Campaign

Are you going stand on the sidelines or do something!?

So what can YOU, as a strong, young MUSLIM do to help?

Come find out on July 17th how YOU can be part of the solution.

Learn about….
What is food security and hunger?
What is my responsibility as a Muslim?
What can I do to help?

Become a Leader in Deed in the FeedMe campaign and join us to learn about the issues and what you can do about them.

This event is FREE but space is limited | Please RSVP to:

Light refreshments will be provided.

*Interested participants will be encouraged to apply to attend Meal Exchange’s annual Esurio Conference in August for Youth leadership development

*Please note this event/campaign is not exclusive to Muslims, people of all faiths are welcome to participate*

FeedMe Campaign Ambassadors include:

Imam Zaid Shakir
MSA National
Imam Afroz Ali
Sofia Baig
Preacher Moss
Glendon MSA
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
CAMP Toronto
Islamic Social Services Association
Toronto Hyderabadi Association