Monday, April 13, 2009

Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW)



Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW)The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is national non-profit organization of believing women commited to the equality, equity and empowerment of Muslim women. It promotes Muslim women's identity in the Canadian context, and encourages mutual understaning between Canadian Muslim women and women of other faiths.

The government of Canada recently announced support for Canadian Council of Muslim Women.

Ottawa, April 2, 2009 — Muslim youth will have the opportunity to participate in two projects that will help address issues around discrimination and promote cross-cultural understanding, thanks to support from the Government of Canada.

The projects were announced today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney and Minister of State (Status of Women) Helena Guergis. They are being coordinated by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada will provide $441,000 for a project called “MY CANADA.” It gives Muslim youth across Canada the opportunity to participate in activities such as multi-faith sessions for Muslim and non-Muslim youth in schools and community centres to teach peace building and inter-cultural dialogue and conflict resolution skills. It also encourages integration and active participation in Canadian society. [Source]

For more information about Canadian Council of Muslim Women, visit www.ccmw.com.