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What does the Centre do?

Bismi-llāhir-raḥmānir-raḥīm and as-salāmu ʿalaykum,

Dear respected visitors,

You may already be familiar with the Islam Care Centre as a mosque and Islamic information centre, but do you also know about the invaluable services it has been providing not only to our local Muslim community, but also to people of the entire Ottawa-Gatineau region?

The Islam Care Centre is Ottawa’s only full-time Muslim social service organization that serves anyone who needs care. Whether it is for the family whose child was placed in foster care, the inmate whose wife and child needed support, the woman who needed help escaping abuse, the convert who was put out on the street, or the man with mental illness who simply needed help with routine daily tasks, the Centre was there to step in and provide these individuals with the care they needed.

In every instance, these individuals had nowhere else to turn. At the Islam Care Centre, we see this every day. The Islam Care Centre, therefore, provides a special type of care and attention that not just any institution, organization or well-meaning individual can provide. We take it upon ourselves—as a responsibility and a duty to the community—to be trained, equipped and ready to fill in the gaps and provide care and assistance to those who have nowhere else to turn.

Our programs include chaplaincy and restorative justice as well as services for families, children, converts, women, inmates, seniors, youth, patients in palliative care, and the homeless. We respect the privacy and honour the dignity of anyone who comes our way for help whether they are clients or simply visitors. The Islam Care Centre is also the only information centre, Islamic resource centre and mosque in downtown Ottawa.

Please read what these people had to say about the care they received from our Centre:

“While going through the most difficult time in our lives we found the help and advice we needed from the people at the Islam Care Centre. From our family crisis to learning Islam, they were ready to help us.” —T.B. & V.C.

“As a convert to Islam, I found support and encouragement inside a dilapidated old building downtown. The people at Islam Care Centre do great work. I just wish they had nicer facilities to better serve us all.” —J.T.

“The people at the Islam Care Centre straight up helped me stay out of jail, and gave me a chance to be useful and better myself. Please support the new building to so they can keep helping those who are forgotten.” —B.

The Prophet Muhammad said, ﷺ said “The best of people are those who bring the most benefit to the rest of humanity.” Don’t miss out on this chance to be among the best of people.  Please support these programs. The Islam Care Centre endeavours to be there when others cannot be. Our aim is to assist and care for others on behalf of the entire Muslim community. If you wish to volunteer click here for our #iCare programs.

If you are in need of any of the services mentioned above or anything else, please feel free to reach out to us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on our counseling programs and courses on alternatives to violence, changing abusive patterns, caring dads, couples counseling and other counseling and therapy services please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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