Impact

Since 2000, DawaNet’s grass root projects and programs have touched thousands of lives and inspired countless Canadian Muslims through engagement, education and empowerment.

Here are a few notable achievements of DawaNet:

CANADA ZAKAT

DawaNet empowers disadvantaged Canadian Muslim families and individuals with your Zakat and other donations. Applicants are carefully screened and qualified by the Canada Zakat team. Halal Serve is Canada Zakat’s response to food poverty in the GTA. Since January 2016, volunteers have delivered 1800 bi- weekly food baskets to needy families in Mississauga. The need within many of our own neighbourhoods and beyond is huge! Help take this humble initiative to the next level.

MUSLIM FEST

Initiated a movement of creative and cultural expression in Canada with the organization of the first annual MuslimFest in 2004 in Mississauga, Ontario. Today, over 65,000 visitors from across North America attend this celebration of the best in Muslim art, culture, and entertainment. Since the inception of MuslimFest, DawaNet has engaged with over 1,050 creative talent in the community and 4,500 volunteers.

MY VOICE MAGAZINE

Distributed over 100,000 copies MY Voice Magazine, published a team of talented young writers, illustrators, and designers.

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM ACADEMY

Since 2002, the Understanding Islam Academy has provided creative and engaging Islamic educational programming to over 30,000 individuals in the Greater Toronto Area.

TORONTOMUSLIMS.COM

Since its inception in 2001, Toronto Muslims envisioned the idea of utilizing digital media to build bridges between the various Muslim organizations, centres, mosques, leaders, volunteers and the community at large. TorontoMuslims.com publishes a highly anticipated e-newsletter, the only of its kind, that reaches out to thousands individuals, families, and institutions across Canada. It’s the place that Toronto’s Muslims Go First!

PROJECT CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Project Civic Engagement, a non-partisan collaborative initiative of DawaNet, aims to promote Political Literacy and Civic Leadership the Canadian Muslim community. Between 2014 and 2015, Project Civic Engagement’s accomplishments included:

Mayoral Debates in Mississauga & Brampton, ON, in October 2014: www.ThinkMississauga.com and www.ThinkBrampton.com

Moreover, a Muslim youth debate with Federal Election candidates in October 2015: www.BiggerPicture.ca

WHAT IS DAWANET?

Established in 2000, DawaNet is a federally incorporated Canadian Muslim non- profit organization based in Mississauga that focuses on creative and effective methods of bridge-building, charity, and outreach. For nearly two decades, DawaNet has offered unique grassroots community-oriented projects and programming that have empowered thousands of Canadian Muslims and their neighbours to connect, lead, and share. DawaNet has been prominent on the Canadian Muslim scene due to its vibrant networking model and pioneering charitable projects.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to develop strategies and provide programming that promotes community empowerment, engagement, and education for Canadian Muslims and broader communities.

OUR VISION

DawaNet envisions to be the premiere Muslim organization for building bridges of understanding and nurturing confident, caring and contributing citizens. You are invited to join and support this service-driven and creative effort!

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