The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) is a Canadian, independent, national, faith-based charitable organization that provides spaces, services and programs for holistic education and personal development to Canadian Muslims.
MAC focuses on building communities and strengthening neighborhoods nationwide, through services and collaborations with groups of different religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds.
The MAC is a faith-based organization that follows a moderate understanding of Islam from the Quran and the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). This understanding focuses on reconciling faith with contemporary challenges, providing a clear articulation of balance, tolerance and moderation. This understanding encourages constructive engagement in society and focuses on personal and community empowerment to contribute to the development of healthy societies.
Over the past two decades, MAC has grown into the largest grassroots Muslim organization with a national reach rooted in strong locals in 14 cities across Canada. With 15 community centers, 7 full-time schools, 20 weekend schools, 4 daycares, MAC serves approximately 40,000 community members each week.
Mission and vision
Our mission is to establish an Islamic presence in Canada that is balanced, constructive and integrated, albeit distinct, into the social fabric and culture of Canada.
Our vision is to contribute to:
Make the dominant understanding of Islam, an understanding of balance, constructive engagement and relevance to life.
Integrate understanding of Islam and Islamic values into Canadian society so that Islam and Muslims are not seen as outsiders;
To help Muslims become well represented in various aspects of Canadian society, including social, legal and political circles, as well as the media; and
Position the MAC at the forefront in articulating this vision, developing leadership, mobilizing the grassroots and providing institutional services in the community.