Campuses and Communities

Campuses and Communities

United Islam Awareness Week 2022 will take place in the following locations:


  • Al Rashid Mosque

  • Edmonton Islamic Academy

  • Markaz-ul-Islam

  • Simon Fraser University MSA

    Burnaby, BC
  • University of British Columbia MSA

    Vancouver, BC
  • University of Manitoba MSA

  • University of Saskatchewan MSA

    Saskatoon, SK
  • University of Winnipeg MSA

Al Rashid Mosque

Al Rashid Mosque was officially opened on December 12, 1938.The Mosque served as a religious and community center for the Muslim community and as a result, many Muslim families were attracted to Edmonton. Today the Edmonton Muslim community numbers over 90,000 members and comprises 62 cultures. Its members have contributed to shaping Edmonton’s dynamic character for over a century and are poised to contribute to the growth and prosperity of Edmonton, Alberta, and Canada in the future as proud Muslim Canadians and in good faith with all other Canadians. 

The mosque aims to lead and serve the Muslim community through religious, social and educational programs by creating a strong Muslim community preparing generations of leaders contributing to prosperity for all Canadians. 

Edmonton Islamic Academy

Edmonton Islamic Academy’s (EIA) purpose is the necessity of raising a generation of Canadian Muslims that is conscious of its creator, Almighty God (Allah).  We believe that this message is achieved through intellectual growth, community service and upstanding citizenship that is integral to both Islam and our Canadian mosaic. At EIA we show students their world from an Islamic perspective.  It is our goal to preserve the religious and cultural identity of our students as reflected in their Islamic beliefs and values. We take this responsibility seriously, creating an atmosphere where students feel loved, safe, nurtured and encouraged to excel academically.  Our attention to academic success is always within the context of Islam and towards a way of life taught to us by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). 

The Edmonton Islamic Academy (EIA) was established in 1987 in the basement of the Al-Rashid Mosque with 21 students. The school quickly grew, and to date, more than 1400 students from Preschool to Grade 12 attend the Academy.   


Markaz-Ul-Islam, is a registered Canadian charity. It is situated in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The Masjid is located in the downtown area of Fort McMurray and was built in 1989. It can accommodate a maximum of 250 individuals.

Fort McMurray can be considered the heart of the Oil Sand Industry. The Muslim population in Fort McMurray has increased exponentially over the years. Muslims work in the oil sand industry and other sectors of public life including in the IT sector, medical services, engineering, accounting & finance, private businesses, transportation and the general service industry.

Simon Fraser University MSA

Burnaby, BC

The Muslim Student Association of Simon Fraser University has been active for many years, and continues to be involved in providing a space for Muslims to pray, learn, meet others and get involved in the community.

The Muslim Students Association (MSA) is a volunteer organization run by Muslim students on campus. The MSA is one of the oldest clubs at SFU, founded during the early 70’s. The main purpose of the MSA is to raise awareness of Islam on campus and to provide related services and activities for both Muslim and non-Muslim students.
Services that the SFU MSA provides include:

● Daily Prayer Room (Musalla)
● Wudhu facilities
● Friday Prayers (Jumu’ah)
● Lectures/Halaqas
● Sisters’ Speak
● Quran Classes
● Socials & Potlucks
● Humanitarian Fundraisers
● Ramadan Iftaars
● Themed Workshops
● Guest Lectures
● Muslim Advocacy & Dawah Work

… and much more!

University of British Columbia MSA

Vancouver, BC

As the University of British Columbia Muslim Students Association, we strive to serve Allah (SWT) through serving all Muslim students on campus, connecting with Muslims in the greater community, and promoting a better understanding of Islam for people of all backgrounds. By using the Qur’an and Sunnah as a guide, we strive to earn His pleasure and reward, and actualize the ultimate purpose of our lives, which is to worship Him (SWT).

Our mission is to support Muslim students on campus to be the best versions of themselves, while fulfilling their spiritual, academic, and social needs. We achieve this by providing resources to address contemporary challenges through the duration of their time on campus. We are committed to fostering an empowering environment, as Allah (SWT) has given us a responsibility to be stewards of the UBC Muslim community.

University of Manitoba MSA

University of Saskatchewan MSA

Saskatoon, SK

The Muslim Students Association at the University of Saskatchewan strives to provide support and services for the Muslim population on campus.

Our activities include arranging for prayer spaces, holding Friday congressional prayers, and maintaining a newly furnished club room and Islamic library. The MSA also serves in an advocacy role, providing information on Islam to the general student body, as well as serving as the representative voice of Muslims on Campus.

University of Winnipeg MSA