Muslim Social Services Waterloo Region
Our not-for-profit organization operates uniquely: offering spiritually and culturally sensitive humanitarian and social services to the Muslim and non-Muslim communities of the Waterloo Region.
MSS is a charitable organization that has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program. We are proud of this accreditation, and the registration number of our charity is 848686309RR0001
MSS aims to foster a healthy, inclusive environment and provides various opportunities of learning and personal growth through its educational, outreach, and support initiatives; it seeks to create an understanding of Islam and Muslims in Canada, build bridges with other faith communities as well as mainstream social service and community organizations.
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Faith-based principles: Demonstrating the strengths and caring of the Islamic faith.
Inclusivity: Filling the gaps that prevent people from feeling they are a valued member of the Kitchener-Waterloo community.
Compassion: Treating everyone in a sincere, generous, kind, and compassionate manner.
Respect: Treating all persons equally and fairly in an accepting and non-judgmental manner.
Social Justice: Creating a society that encourages and celebrates the value of all persons.
MSS offers diversity training workshops, seminars about Islam and Muslims, as well as training workshops for schools administrators, university and college staff, health professionals, police, social workers and other community organizations. Such training workshops help members of organizations develop a keen sense of awareness of Islam devoid of stereotypes and grasp the diversity of Muslims in Canada. It helps them find a way to support their Muslim students, clients or colleagues in a supportive and culturally sensitive manner.