In 2007, the Parliament of Canada proclaimed October as Canadian Islamic History Month in recognition of the significant contributions the Muslim community has made to Canadian society.
Muslim-Canadians contribute to the prosperity and heritage of our country through their outstanding achievements in many fields, including literature, mathematics, science, sports and the arts.
Islamic History Month gives Canadians the opportunity to reflect on and learn more about the history of Islam in Canada and the cultural diversity of Canada’s Muslim community.
Throughout October, we invite you to learn more about the fascinating heritage of Canada’s Muslim citizens. Together, let’s celebrate the people that make our communities so unique! Happy Canadian Islamic History Month!
Islamic History Month Activities at HCDSB
At the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB), our students will be exploring Islamic faith in virtual workshops alongside our community partner, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM).
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that protects Canadian human rights and civil liberties, challenges discrimination and Islamophobia, builds mutual understanding, and advocates for the public concerns of Canadian Muslims.
During the workshops, students, their teachers and workshop facilitators will explore stereotypes and diversity in the media. Storytelling will also be used to critically deconstruct current narratives and myths about Islam. *Please note that these sessions are for students only.
Parents and guardians are also invited to participate in a virtual workshop held by NCCM. For more information about the session, please contact: Carmen Condo, Multiculturalism, Community Liaison & Equity Consultant at email@example.com.
At-Home Islamic History Month Activities
- Learn about the Islamic culture and famous Muslim inventors on the 1001 Inventions website.
- The Agha Khan Museum in Toronto celebrates Islamic history, art and culture. Families can experience a virtual field trip together by visiting their website.
- On October 1 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) will be hosting a webinar where they will be tracing the history of Muslim activism in Canada. Please visit the NCCM website for more information.