Community Update from Ottawa Public Health

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December 2 Vaccines for children 5 to 11  There is a new Info session video on the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11. It features Alex Munter, president and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and is joined by CHEO Dr. Anne Pham-Huy and Ottawa Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches as well as public health nurse Katie Souliere to discuss the ongoing … Read More

Annual Report to our Community

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Patience. Resilience. Strength of character. These words capture the hard work, emotional toil, and adversity we all experienced during this unprecedented time in our lives. This past year has shown us that no one can succeed on their own. We all need to rely on each other; through our families, neighbourhoods, and the greater community. When we band together, we … Read More

Muslim Community Statement on the London Car Attack

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(French message will follow) The United Muslim Organizations of Ottawa Gatineau (UMO-OG) and the Ottawa-Gatineau Muslim community are heartbroken and outraged after the horrific attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario. We call for justice following this tragic and senseless act. On Sunday, June 6, a Muslim family went out for a walk. Their lives were tragically cut short … Read More

Guidance to the Community on Masjid Al Aqsa and Palestine

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[La version française suit]   The desecration of Masjid al-Aqsa and violence in its surrounding regions is deeply disturbing and unacceptable. We strongly condemn such violence, especially against worshippers at Masjid al-Aqsa, the third holiest site for Muslims. Places of worship are considered places of peace and tranquility by all faiths. The sanctuary of Masjid al-Aqsa was viciously dishonoured and … Read More

Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition

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thanks to amazing volunteers

Assalam Alaykum, Ramadan is at an end, but we wanted to express our sincerest gratitude and request dua’s from our community members for our precious volunteers, who consistently donate their time and efforts to the community whenever the need arises. At the start of Ramadan, despite our long fasts, it’s our volunteers who eagerly signed up to serve the community … Read More

Eid ul-Fitr Announcement (1442 – 2021)

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All praise is for Allah Almighty. May the peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, the faithful companions, and all those who follow them. (French Follows) Based on the moon sighting information consistent with the global moon sighting criterion, the Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau hereby confirms that there were no credible moon sighting reports on … Read More