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The Canadian Muslim Union (CMU) is a registered not-for-profit corporation.

The CMU was started on August 20, 2006 following an unsuccessful attempt to resolve deep divisions in the Muslim Canadian Congress (MCC) board. The attempt failed when members representing one of the factions did not show up for the Board meeting called to resolve the differences and to elect a new executive. The board members who attended decided unanimously to resign from the MCC and form a new, democratic organisation.

Other directors who were unable to attend and two former directors who had recently resigned but not been replaced joined us. In all, half of the former MCC Board left to help form the CMU.

While the Canadian Muslim Union shares most of the stated values with the MCC, our methods of achieving them are different. This is set out in our constitution and by-laws which establish the CMU as a democratic organisation and in our Charter which defines our commitment to human rights and human dignity as well as our intent to engage the communities we wish to influence. Our goal is to build bridges.

The Canadian Muslim Union, while advocating separation of Religion and State, works with and within the Muslim community, engaging it in issues of human rights, human dignity, social justice and alternate progressive and inclusive visions of Islam. In doing so, we aim to instill joy in the celebration of our identities as Muslims and as Canadians with social consciences & a commitment to social justice.

The founding directors, as listed on our registration, of the Canadian Muslim Union are:

with Arif Raza as our Legal Advisor.

Since then we have added:

We are currently looking for additional directors to round out our roster. Once a full slate of Directors has been enlisted, we will hold elections for the executive.

In order to conduct CMU business, some directors have agreed to fill Executive roles in the interim. These are:

Legal Advisor:Arif Raza
Secretary General:El-Farouk Khaki
Membership Secretary:Gary Dale
Chief Financial Officer:Abbas Syed
The other positions will not be filled until we have elections.

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