Past Events

CMPAC's Webinar: From Voting to Building Government Relations

With the federal election done and a new Canadian government in Ottawa, it is time for the Canadian Muslim community to come together and have a discussion on how to advocate and influence the government to act on matters that are important to us.

This event included a panel of speakers including special guests:

Walied Soliman, Canadian Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright who also chaired Erin O’Toole’s leadership campaign. He serves on the boards of the BlackNorth Initiative against anti-Black racism, Ryerson University, and the Toronto SickKids Hospital Foundation.

Jaskaran Sandhu, Director of Administration at the World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO), Senior Consultant at a national public affairs agency before launching State, served as the Senior Advisor to Brampton’s Office of the Mayor, and one of Canada’s top political and community organizers, with deep experience in public affairs and public relations.

Furthermore, members of the CMPAC leadership team, Dr. Yaser Haddara, Sarah Mushtaq and Issam Saleh will lead an open discussion on key issues for the Muslim community to be lobbied in Ottawa.

Canadian Muslim Public Affairs Council - Virtual Launch Event

Introduction to CMPAC

  • What is CMPAC, its vision, and its role in the Muslim community?
  • How will CMPAC support your organization?
  • What is CMPAC’s goals in this federal election?
  • What are key issues for Canadian Muslims this election?

Federal Election Strategy

The upcoming Canadian federal election will take place on Sep 20, 2021. As a community, we have power and a voice in our civic responsibility of voting. The Muslim Canadian population is an important demographic when it comes to votes. CMPAC is committed to help Canadian Muslims across the country to participate in this year’s federal elections. We have developed a number of resources to help community members and community organizations advocate for the issues that are important to our community.