Purposes and Activities of MCC NCR
The Muslim Coordinating Council of the National Capital Region, henceforth, called the Council or the MCC, shall promote cooperation and coordination among its member organizations, in order to serve the collective welfare of Canadian Muslims more effectively, and to work with other organizations, individuals, and institutions to make Canada a better country for all of its citizens. To achieve this objective, the MCC shall seek:
To enhance cooperation among Muslim organizations of the National Capital Region and among Muslims, to address challenges faced by youth, students, women, senior citizens, people with disabilities, people coping with unemployment and poverty, refugees, new immigrants and new Muslims.
To engage with the community of Muslims, and to engage with Canadian citizens of other faiths and backgrounds for the purpose of promoting justice, human rights, good citizenship, and peace, and for opposing racism, bigotry, and racial profiling.
Activities of MCC NCR
Produce and disseminate information, hold workshops, and produce teaching materials to foster awareness of their rights and responsibilities as Canadian citizens among Muslims of the National Capital Region of Canada.
Produce and disseminate information, hold workshops, and produce teaching materials to enable Muslims and Canadian citizens of all faiths and backgrounds to acquire mutual understanding of each others’ faiths and to explore their common values.
Provide peer support, guidance, and counselling to refugees and new immigrants to enable them to gain awareness about Canadian society, culture, and values, and to seek employment.
Provide peer support and counselling to Muslim youth in the National Capital Region to enable them to resist the hazards of exposure to drugs, extremism, gangs, and violence.
Provide peer support and counselling to families to enable them to understand and support the aspirations and needs and of women and girls, to effectively prevent violence against women.
Provide peer support and counselling to families to enable them to effectively meet the social needs of senior citizens.
Mobilize the community to offer meaningful support to people coping with chronic illness, mental illness, and disabilities, to enable them to live fulfilling lives as human beings and productive citizens.
Mobilize the community to offer meaningful support to single parents, widows, and widowers.