Like you, we want all Muslim women and girls to realize their potential for leadership.
With your support, the Organization invests in programs across all our areas of work that provide opportunities for Muslim women and girls to practice leadership skills. These programs also help participants understand that there is more than one way to lead.
We fund programs that foster leadership in many ways:
THE ANNISAA ADVANCEMENT CENTRE
Muslim women and girls in a variety of sectors have received intensive leadership training through this pilot project.
The Advancement Centre is designed to ensure that the next generation of Muslim women and girls leaders in Canada has the leadership skills needed to effectively manage, build the sector, and become a force for change for equality in Canada.
Many of the graduates are working on the forefront of social change – using their skills in a diverse range of organizations across the city.
Many of the programs funded by the Organization have a mentorship component, providing younger girls access to mentors, and training older girls to become mentors. We also fund economic development programs for Muslim women and girls that provide opportunities to become a mentor or work with a mentor.
MUSLIM WOMEN- AND GIRL-LED PROGRAMS
We invest in community programs that encourage Mulsim women and girls to shape the programs they attend. This helps participants develop leadership skills and become role models in their communities.
AMPLIFYING THE VOICES OF MUSLIM WOMEN AND GIRLS
We invest in programs where women and girls speak their minds, challenge gender stereotypes, and discover and celebrate their strengths.
MUSLIM WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP
Women are often overlooked for leadership roles because they do not fit the mould of an “ideal leader.” That’s why the Organization advocates for inclusive leadership, which is collaborative and welcomes marginalized voices.
“The Organization gave me the opportunity to connect with Muslim women leaders from across the city.” – Participant and Graduate
97% of graduates rated the Organization’s Advancement Centre as either excellent or good. More sector reports and research to come in the near future.