Welcome to our
The Association of
Progressive Muslims of Canada and Ontario is a federally and
provincially incorporated non-profit
organization with its Head Office in Ottawa. It was incorporated
provincially in 1998 and federally on June 18, 2002. By the Grace
of God, 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
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 established a Scholarship Fund at Trent University
in July 2018.
The Association has
raised $26,500.00 that was needed. The Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada
Scholarship will be
open to domestic undergraduate students of all faiths and cultures and
will be merit based (80 percent and above).
The funds will be held in perpetuity and the
scholarship will be paid out using the interest earned on the
The first scholarship was given in 2021.
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 in this website. 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.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS AND
KASSAMALI – VICE PRESIDENT
SIDDIQI, J.D. (CBA), J.D. (ABA), ADR, BHRM (Hon) - SECRETARY
HANIF - TREASURER
NAJMUL SIDDIQI-0.0NT, FCGI
DILKHUSH PANJWANI-O.ONT, MD, MRCP, FRCPC
COFFEY – O.C.
DEREK LEE – FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
ARMAND LA BARGE, OOM, CStJ., LL.D, (Hon) MPhil, MA. BAS, BA, CMMIII
DENISE LA BARGE.
FAISAL ABDUR-RAZAK – APMC ADVISOR FOR RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS