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Programs & Services

MCASS currently offers a variety of programs and services inclusively for all Muslim children, youth, and families. Our programs and services are also available non-Muslim children, youth, and families.

We currently offer our two signature programs: Lives Rewritten and Scarborough Simbas. We continually make new programs available to our children, youth, families, and community. These may be MCASS programs or programs working together with outstanding partners.

To learn more about our programs and services, please see below, email us at info@muslimchildrensaid.com, or call us at (416)-907-9407 to speak with someone directly

Children and young persons receiving our programs and services have rights outlined by the Ontario Government. You may read about them here: Children and young persons’ rights resource | Ontario.ca.

PROGRAMS

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Lives Rewritten

A unique collection of program offerings to provide new Canadian children with the opportunity to expand their horizons and build resilience.

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Scarborough Simbas

Inclusive sports and recreational programs for Muslim and non-Muslim children and youth to support improved physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

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Out in the Community

A variety of programs offered by our partners, both Muslim and non-Muslim organizations.

SERVICES

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AT-RISK CHILDREN & YOUTH

We serve children and youth and their families who may be considered at risk or involved with the justice system and provide access to resources and services.

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CHILD WELFARE

We educate families about child welfare/protection (Children’s Aid Societies) and walk side by side with them when the Society is involved, and provide support to advocate for them in interactions with the Society.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

We regularly offer workshops on topics of interest and importance in collaboration with community leaders or partner organizations. Our workshops are open to the public and free of charge.

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FOSTERING

We engage with community leaders and members to provide information about fostering and foster care in collaboration with Children’s Aid Societies and serve as a liaison for those who wish to become foster parents.

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INFORMATION & REFERRAL

We serve as intermediaries or system navigators to liaise with organizations across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond to match children, youth, and families with programs and services that they are looking for.

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PLACEMENT STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Through agreements with world-class academic institutions, we offer placement opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in programs focused on social work, children and youth, and immigrants and refugees.

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RESEARCH

MCASS undertakes research projects in collaboration with Muslim and community organizations and academic partners to gain an in-depth understanding of the needs of Muslim children, youth, families, and communities individually and collectively and from broader societal perspectives.

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SOCIAL INTEGRATION FOR NEW CANADIANS

MCASS is happy to support new Canadian children, youth, and families in their daily lives and as they integrate into their new homeland Canada.

Special Projects

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Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams

Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams is a reconciliation event in honour of Indigenous History Month and in solidarity with the Indigenous families and communities

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Honouring Yumnah Afzaal

Yumna Afzaal, a beautiful teenage girl who had her whole life ahead of her, was murdered in a terrorist attack while out for a walk with her family all because of her faith.

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