Welcome to

Ottawa Muslim Community Service
(OMCS)

Inspired by faith, Guided by values

who we are

About Omcs

Mission

To build a stronger, healthier community and increase accessibility through mobile social services, education and collaboration.

Vision

To foster a safe and healthy community where everyone is able to access religious and culturally appropriate services that meet their needs

Our Values

Dignity and Respect

We treat ourselves and others with dignity and respect by encouraging open communication, listening to each other and understanding different points of view.

Innovation

We embrace continuous improvement and creativity by being resourceful and open to change.

Excellence

It is our intention to deliver the highest quality of service through our deeds and actions

Diversity

It takes people with different backgrounds, strengths and interests to build a stronger community.

Community

We believe in collaborating and partnering with other organizations to complement what’s already out there.

Integrity

We believe in transparency, accountability, and aim to maximize the support of our donors.

Give

We have a social responsibility to support the community through acts of charity.
 
 

What we do

Public Education

Death and Dying: how to break the news to kids

Workshops/Training

- Caring Dads Program
- Mental Health First Aid Training

Mobile Counselling Services

Social Support Services

- Referrals
- Consultation

kiD'S CORNER FOR EID AL-ADHA

Some ideas of Fun activities to do during this celebration with friends and family, based on your age:

0-2

Make a paper plate sheep

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3-5

Make a sheep using bubble wrap

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Create the Kaaba with different coloured shapes

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6-9

Build and design a cardboard mosque

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Paint the Kaaba with vibrant colours

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Make a sheep with a popcorn body

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10-12

Use styrofoam and cotton balls to create a sheep filled with your favourite treats

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Create the Kaaba using a milk/juice carton

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Make a squishy sheep using bubble wrap

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13+

Make a pop up Kaaba with construction paper

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Make a pom pom sheep with balck and white yarn

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Make an Eid Al-Adha calendar to help track the tasks to do during this celebration

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READ ABOUT SOME NEW INFORMATION ON THIS SPECIAL HOLIDAY, BASED ON YOUR AGE:

6-9

Click here to explore the website

The website link above will help with understanding each element of Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca).

10-12

The website links below explain the religion Islam, in a general sense. Also, each website has a specific section that explains the celebration, Eid Al-Adha.

CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE THE FIRST WEBSITE OPTION
CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE THE SECOND WEBSITE OPTION

13+

CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE THE WEBSITE

The website link above explains the 5 pillars of Islam, in details. One of the 5 pillars is Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca), which is apart of Eid Al-Adha. 

The website link below is an article explaining 10 fun facts about the Kaaba. Reading information about the Kaaba is important because visiting the Kaaba is apart of Hajj. 

CLICK HERE TO EXPLORE THE WEBSITE

Watch cool/informative videos about the upcoming celebration, based on your age:

For all ages:

This video explains the signification of Eid Al-Adha and how this woman and her family celebrate it. 

This video explains the story of prophet Ibrahim and his role in the celebration of sacrifice or also known as, Eid Al-Adha.

Recommended for ages 10+. 

This video explains the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, with an in depth explanation of how to properly perform this pillar of Islam.  

Eid Mubarak to you and your family!

Our team

Shawana Shah

Board Member

Shawana is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a background in Psychology and Counselling. Shawana currently works as a Clinician with youth experiencing complex trauma and mental health issues. She is an active member in the community with over 15 years’ experience working with vulnerable populations in various community settings including community health centres, schools, hospitals, detention centers and residential programs. She is a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor and a Co-Founder of Ottawa Muslim Community Services.
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Ali Beshir

Board member

Ali is a board member and a volunteer with over 15 years of experience in the social service field working with youth and families living in communities facing social and financial barriers, the homeless population, and people who have been impacted with addiction and mental health. Ali participated in the Shared Journey pilot project with the purpose of strengthening the relationship with Children’s Aid Society and the Muslim community; with one of the goals being to reduce the number of Muslim children taken into the care of Children’s Aid Society, as well as, to increase the number of Muslim foster families. Ali currently volunteers his time to meet with the Muslim youth who are in William E. Hay, youth detention Centre, to help them strengthen their religious identity

get involved

how you can help

Make a donation

Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good. Donations in the form of e-transfer can be sent to donate@omcs.ca or by clicking on the donate button.

Volunteer

Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good.

Contact

For any inquiries please contact us on

Email: info@omcs.ca
Telephone: 613-858-8782