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7 06, 2021

Revive Humanity: Nurture Flowers through Broken Concrete

2021-06-07T09:10:19-06:00 June 7th, 2021|Feature, Samina Sana|

Asalam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,  Bismillah ir-rahman ir-raheem, Thoughts and prayers are with all of the Palestinians in Gaza who have lost many loved ones since the end of Ramadan. Although I am not personally a Palestinian, one does not need to be Palestinian to empathize, to allow ourselves to feel pain over the [...]

23 04, 2021

Healing in Ramadan

2021-04-23T11:46:50-06:00 April 23rd, 2021|Feature, Samina Sana|

Bismillah ar-rahman ar-raheem.  Asalam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakat, Ramadan Mubarak and/or Ramadan Kareem to all Muslims. In sha Allah this month of fasting and ibadah will gradually revive the best in all of us. In sha Allah this holy month of Ramadan allows us to renew our souls. In sha Allah this month of [...]

26 02, 2021

Inner Hijab: Voluntary Consent, Emotional Support and Setting of Personal Boundaries

2021-03-23T10:08:47-06:00 February 26th, 2021|Feature, Samina Sana|

Asalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakat Dear everyone, This month’s blog is warmly dedicated to all Muslim girls and young women in our local Muslim community from all education levels, social classes and identities (practicing, non-practicing, reverted, local-born and foreign-born). The intended audience of this blog includes but is not limited to Muslim sisters struggling [...]

28 01, 2021

Candle of Hope: Accessing Self-Care Support

2021-01-28T11:28:30-07:00 January 28th, 2021|Feature, Samina Sana|

Asalam Aleikem wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakat, Dear all,  As we come to the end of the first month of 2021, my hope is to provide some thoughts on self-care. You are welcome to consider and investigate further into this topic on your own or with others if and when you wish to. I believe it [...]

30 12, 2020

The Pandemic: Privacy, Boundaries and Consent

2021-01-28T11:37:42-07:00 December 30th, 2020|Category 1, Samina Sana|

Asalam Alaikem wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakat (may the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah swt be with you, Ameen). Hopefully, this message finds you all coping okay in shaa Allah (God willing) given the circumstances. As can be seen, looking around outside these days, winter has fully rolled into our city to stick around for [...]

6 05, 2020

Muslim Elderly Care, Isolation, Social Support and Health

2021-01-28T11:37:51-07:00 May 6th, 2020|Category 2, Category 3, Samina Sana|

As-salamu alaikem wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh dear readers, While hoping that almost everyone reading this is safe at home and well or healing, and also being mindful that Ramadan 2020 is here alhamdulillah (Ramadan Mubarak!), I would like to shine some light on the wellbeing of the elderly in our lives and the elderly amongst [...]

14 04, 2020

Pandemic supports available for small business

2020-04-14T12:47:55-06:00 April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

Business Link will serve as a one-stop shop to help small businesses learn about and connect to available COVID-19 supports based on their unique business needs. Business Link can provide one-on-one guidance to Albertans who operate a small business or are pursuing an entrepreneurial venture. Small businesses can access a list of available supports on [...]

14 04, 2020

Keeping the supply chain open and moving during COVID-19

2020-04-14T12:47:03-06:00 April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

Regulation changes will temporarily allow commercial truck drivers transporting essential supplies in direct support of the COVlD-19 relief efforts to: Work for longer periods of time, provided all safety conditions are met. Apply for fewer municipal and provincial overweight permits by increasing the limits on weight of loads some vehicles can carry. Be exempt from [...]

14 04, 2020

Providing access to food during COVID-19

2020-04-14T12:45:25-06:00 April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

During this time of urgent need for community supports, there is a strong demand placed on food banks and charitable organizations providing access to food. In an effort to protect vulnerable Albertans, government is providing $5 million to support food banks and community organizations in their food supply efforts. “Access to food during this pandemic [...]

14 04, 2020

UPDATED*: Supplies headed to provinces in need

2020-04-14T12:44:33-06:00 April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 Updates|

Alberta can safely send N95 masks, procedural masks, gloves, goggles and ventilators to these provinces, while maintaining supply for Alberta’s health care system. “Albertans should be very proud that we are able to extend a helping hand to our Canadian brothers and sisters in this time of need. It is because of Albertans’ efforts to [...]

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