In the past 5 years, Canada has become the site for two mass shootings targeting Muslims in North America. Community building and community safety in the age of rising hate, Islamophobia, and white supremacy has been at the forefront of our minds.
The 2021 federal election presents a timely opportunity for Canadian Muslims to have their concerns voiced. Through voting, we elect officials and policymakers that address our needs and concerns in the office. The same policymakers that when elected will strengthen Canadian democracy by ensuring the final outcome is a truer reflection of an inclusive Canadian society.
Election Day is on Monday, September 20. We highly encourage our community to exercise their rights to vote.
To learn about how to vote and the nearest polling station, please click below.
AMA is a non-partisan, community oriented organization. We cannot recommend any party or candidate in the elections.
For this reason, we will be hosting a Question & Answer Session at AMA Community Centre on Friday, September 17, where you can have your concerns about Islamophobia, foreign policy, immigration and housing, directly by the Ottawa-South candidates.
Furthermore, we encourage you to submit your questions to foster a more meaningful conversation. Click here to submit your questions and concerns.
Furthermore, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has created a guide that summarizes key domestic and foreign issues your local candidate should address in this election. Please click on the button below to read the full guide.