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:
DawaNet empowers disadvantaged Canadian Muslim families and individuals with your Zakat and other donations. Applicants are carefully screened and qualified by the CanadaZakat team. The need within many of our own neighbourhoods and beyond is huge! Help take this humble initiative to the next level. The HalalServe Food Assistance Program is a local Food Assistance program providing Free Groceries to our neighbours in need. Started by the CanadaZakat team in 2016, the project has helped deliver thousands of grocery baskets and prepared hot meals in the local community. The program was moved over to DawaNet Charitable Services effective September 2021. Learn more here.
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.
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.
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..
Canadian Muslims building resilient communities and exemplary leaders.
Inspire Canadian Muslims to live faith, share heritage, and serve communities
Accountability, Cooperation, Excellence
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