December 2015


CAI Communication Emails


Any first-generation Canadian knows the difficulty of reconciling our ancestry with our daily lives, and that process becomes even more complex when the homeland in question is as hotly contested as Iraq. Born in Canada to migrants fleeing the conflict with Iran in the 70s, Samer Muscati has most recently assumed the position of Director of the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program, but his commitment to equality and social change has taken him to many countries in many roles...[READ ON..]


CAI Academy Campaign Raises $12,555!
We are heartened by the generous response of so many CAI supporters to our campaign to raise funds for the launch of CAI Academy in 2016.  Driven primarily by a peer-to-peer approach, the campaign was made possible by a number of supporters who set their own fundraising goals and then rallied their networks to help them reach these goals.  A big thank you to all the participants and those who contributed to their goals!
CAI Academy will empower Canadian Arab youth by providing opportunities to engage more fully in Canadian civic life and the labour market.  It will inspire Canadian Arab youth to work together, take initiative, create partnerships, build networks and provide leadership to the larger community.  It will include professional development, structured networking, entrepreneurship training, mentorships, scholarships, a civic engagement school and campus-based capacity building.

Haven’t contributed yet?  You can still support this future-changing initiative!  As the year comes to an end, the giving season continues and the opportunity to invest in building tomorrow’s generation endures. There are only a few days left for you to make a charitable donation in 2015.  No time better than the present, and no cause as exciting as the future of our youth!  Please make your contribution here.

                               UPCOMING EVENTS                                

July 25-Jan.3 2016: The Canadian Arab Institute is proud to partner with the spectacular Aga Khan Museum in Toronto in promoting the art exhibit, Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation.  The exhibit will showcase the work of 12 Arab artists who “examine how private life is shaped by current political events,” through works in photography, installation, sculpture, painting, and more. The exhibit starts July 25 and will run until January 3, 2016. 

April 4 2016: CAI Awards Gala - we are recognizing the outstanding achievements of community leaders who embody the genius of Canadian multiculturalism.  More details HERE