Monday, 5 September 2011

First Voice of Muslim Youth Provincial Election Engagement Session

The First Voice of Muslim Youth Provincial Election Engagement Session is a unique opportunity for Muslim youth to discuss issues that are important to them with Candidates from each major Political Party running in this year's Provincial Election.
Date: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber 101 Centrepointe Drive
Provincial Party Candidates speaking at this session:
Wali Farah, New Democratic Party of Ontario Candidate for Ottawa-South
Alex Hill, Green Party of Ontario Candidate for Ottawa-West Nepean
Yasir Naqvi, Liberal Party of Ontario for Ottawa Centre
Fred Sherman, Progressive Conservative of Ontario for Ottawa-Vanier
Each candidate will have the opportunity to introduce himself, his campaign, and his political platform.
The candidates will then be asked to respond to questions presented by Muslim youth related to 6 Priority Areas identified by Muslim youth that relate to the mandate of the Provincial Government.
The Key Priority Areas identified are as follows:
1) Child and Youth Mental Health
2) Academic Standards within the Public Education System
3) Tuition Fees
4) Job Creation and Underemployment
5) Supports for Immigrants and Refugees
6) Youth and the Ontario Criminal Justice System
There will be time after the responses to these questions for an open question period for audience members, with priority given to questions from Muslim youth (defined generously as 35 and under).
To register follow this link: http://vomyelectionsession.eventbrite.com
We would like to thank the South Nepean Muslim Community (SNMC) and the Ottawa Muslim Women's Organization (OMWO) for their sponsorship of this important event.
For more information contact:
Chelby Marie Daigle
Coordinator, First Voice of Muslim Youth Provincial Election Engagement Session
613 709 3799 cell

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Were you there? 3 new Foster families found Alhamdulillah!

Asalamu alaikum all!

THANK YOU for coming out our first Muslim Townhall Saturday! Running slightly behind schedule we started at 6:30 and kept going nearly an hour and half beyond our scheduled end time of 9pm ("Alright folks we were suppose to be out of here 15 minutes ago" - It was 10:15!).

It was just what we wanted Alhamdulillah, a gathering of like-minded individuals looking to make our community stronger, our city the greatest place to live. An event of inspiring dialogue, heartfelt advocacy and great connecting of ideas.

A special shout out goes to the three Muslim Families who signed up to be foster parents inshaAllah. We hope to conduct a workshop for them and others on how to become a foster parent. Can't wait to see what other workshops and solutions come out of this event.

JazakAllaukhair to you, the attendee for bringing your voice

and a BIG JazakAllahukhair goes to out to our panelists.

Muslim Family Services

Imam Ziad Delic
(Past President of Canadain Islamic Congress)

Mohamed Saeed

(Children's Aide Society)

Saad Rashid
(Financial Consultant, Investor's Group)

Ali Azhar Khan
( Order of Canada Recipent, Founder of the Muslim Coordinating Council)

Meaghan Williams

( Muslim Student Activist, Past Exec NISA Ottawa, Reasarcher - Public Policy Forum)

See you at the next event inshaAllah!

VOMY -Ottawa

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Muslim Town Hall Meeting

 

Everyone has opinions..... not everyone gets an opportunity to express them

with a panel of leaders of our community, organized by the youth of our community

Voice your concerns....Voice your ideas...... Voice of the Muslim youth
...
A VOICE FOR CHANGE.... is not silent.

Muslim Town Hall Meeting

 A Free community event on

Saturday, July 23 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Ben Franklin Place is located at 101 Centrepointe Drive

Be Heard!!!


With only 200 seats, spots are going fast r.s.v.p at vomyottawa@yahoo.ca