L'ASSOCIATION DES MUSULMANS PROGRESSITES DU CANADA

ASSOCIATION OF PROGRESSIVE MUSLIMS OF CANADA

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WELCOME  

 

Welcome to our website.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

The Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada is a federally incorporated non-profit organization with its Head Office in Ottawa.

Since its inception, the Association has actively pursued its mandate of building bridges of understanding between Muslims and other faith groups, Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments, security services, NGOs and various communities.

As Islam is a progressive religion for all times and all places, the Association projects Islam's values through various social, cultural and educational activities such as the  celebration of Eid at Parliament Hill and Queen's Park.  Eid was also celebrated for  five  years at the Toronto City Hall from 2006 till 2010.  Since 2011, Iftar Dinners are being held at the Ottawa City Hall.  

Canada Day is a celebration of being Canadian by recognizing the contributions of Canadians from all faiths and backgrounds, as well as those of organizations.  Since 2016, APMC has been hosting a Citizenship Ceremony for new Canadians.  After the ceremony, about 24 new Canadians are invited to join in the celebrations and the dinner.

Since 2004, our Association is partnering with the Federation of Chinese Canadians of Markham and the City of Markham for the Taste of Asia Festival, the largest Asian festival in Canada.  It is held on the last weekend of June, very close to our Canada Day Celebrations. It is open to all and was attended by 200,000 people in 2019.

APMC has established a Scholarship Fund at Trent University since July 2018. Once the Association has raised the $25,000 needed for our Scholarship, Trent University will convert the fund into the Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada Scholarship. The scholarship will be open to domestic undergraduate students of all faiths and cultures and will be merit based (80 percent and above). The $25,000 or whatever amount the fund grows to will be held in perpetuity and the scholarship will be paid out using the interest earned on the principal.  For details and to make a donation, please click here.

The Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada is open to all Muslims who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents, over the age of 18, living in Canada.

We have told our story through photos and text .  We give awards at our Eid and Canada Day Celebrations. You can see a synopsis of our award recipients at a glance and get details on any one you are interested in. I hope you will enjoy your visit.

Mobeen Khaja

President