September 1, 2016

Dear community members, leaders and organizations:

Assalamu Alaikum,

We pray this finds you in best spirits and excited to celebrate Islamic History Month Canada (IHMC)

As you know IHMC is an outstanding effort and a forward looking vision of dedicated and innovative pioneers in Canada and was proclaimed by the Parliament of Canada in 2007.

Since then many cities and the province of Manitoba have proclaimed October as Islamic History Month Canada. If your city or province has not yet proclaimed IHMC , please call your Mayor or premiers office and request that they do so. If you require assistance in this, please contact us.

This year 2016 theme for IHMC is ‘Muslim Contributions- Enriching Canada’.

We encourage all community members to engage, organize and plan events that recognize, educate and celebrate the rich heritage of Muslims in Canada and around the world. Our goal is to collaborate in a nationwide effort in fostering positive education and share information within Canada of the numerous important and beneficial contributions of Muslims to human civilization. We highly encourage you to showcase your Muslim celebrities in various field who have made a mark in Canada in their various fields.

Last year, we encouraged communities to connect with the indigenous population of Canada- First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities. We are happy to report that it was a huge success and we have forged new relationships and greater understanding between our two communities.

This year we would like to focus on the contributions of Muslim Canadians who enrich life for all in Canada. There are so many talented and knowledgeable trailblazers who have contributed in the past, as well as, outstanding individuals today who are enhancing life for all Canadians. Let us, showcase their efforts and achievements.

Please send us your event posters and information and we will include it on the IHMC website and social media!

We thank you for your support and participation!

Best Regards,