Welcome to

Ottawa Muslim Community Service

Inspired by faith, Guided by values

who we are

About Omcs


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


- Caring Dads Program
- Mental Health First Aid Training

Mobile Counselling Services

Social Support Services

- Referrals
- Consultation

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.

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.


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


For any inquiries please contact us on

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