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Feb 16,2010

Offering scholarships to Protected Persons and Landed Immigrants who were Protected Persons to attend university or community college in Toronto.

Maytree offers a scholarship program for protected persons or landed immigrants who were protected persons, between the ages 18 and 27, entering first or second year of a university or community college in Toronto. It is designed for students with a sense of civic responsibility combined with a successful academic, work and/or volunteer service record.

Students must be living on their own with no parents in Canada.

The Maytree Scholarship Program is an intensive, participatory program which provides peer and financial support. The Scholarship Program covers tuition, books, transportation, rent and a living allowance, and it includes monthly meetings for a maximum of ten students. The group engages in voluntary work throughout the school year, which helps further develop a sense of civic engagement and responsibility.

You can download the application form here. Please read the guidelines carefully before filling out the application form.

Deadline for applications: Friday, March 26, 2010 by 5:00 p.m.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Important: Maytree does not participate in the admission decisions of post-secondary institutions. Candidates are required to apply independently for admission to a university or community college.

Please note that The Maytree Awards Program which provided a one-time financial award will not be offered in 2010.

If you have any further questions about the program, please email

Feb 16,2010

The Canadian Youth Coordinating Forum (YCF) annually offers a residential summer program for Ismaili youth between the ages of 15-17 (born between 1992-1994).  The program, which began in 1987 as Camp al-Ummah, continues to be memorable and rewarding experience for youth across the country.

The Horizons program objectives are:

  • To provide the participants with a deeper meaning of society, community, faith, responsibility and self-identity
  • To inculcate / enhance Islamic values within the participants
  • To enable the participants to explore, express and debate issues of importance to them in a safe environment
  • To strengthen participants’ ability to think critically thereby enabling them to deal effectively with issues confronting them
  • To develop a deeper understanding of the unique Canadian values that the participants embody
  • To promote life-long learning

The academic curriculum is developed and facilitated by the Academic Director, Resident Scholar and Guest Speakers who have an in-depth knowledge of religious education material, elements appropriate for outdoor experiential learning, and techniques necessary for optimum group-based learning.

Curriculum activities included topics such as:

  • The Aga Khan Development Network
  • Ethics and Controversial issues within Society
  • Diversity and Pluralism
  • Devotional Expressions
  • Identity and Gender within Islam

Non-academic components included:

  • Sports, Canoeing and Fishing
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Icebreakers and Campfires
  • Talent and Dance Show Night
  • Cultural Activities

Click HERE for a typical daily schedule.

Session 1: July 4, 2010 – July 17, 2010
Session 2: July 27, 2010 – August 9, 2010

Location: Twin Lakes Resort, Minden, Ontario

Note: Staff Training will take place on June 27th – July 3rd for session 1, and July 20th – 26th for session 2.

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Feb 3,2010

The matters of Money are perpetually in one way or another, on each and every one of our minds. Investing for the future, saving for our children’s education, and wishing we could miraculously escape the clutches of debt are concerns that unite us all.

If dealing with all of these wasn’t enough of a challenge, we have a turbulent economic environment to contend with. How do we invest our money and manage our debt in tough economic times like these?

The Economic Planning Board for Ontario is pleased to offer a Financial Forum on “Surviving and Thriving in Tough Economic Times”, a unique forum featuring a keynote industrial expert speaker, as well as supplementary discussions on Credit Management, RRSPs, Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs) and other investment and saving vehicles. Targeted towards young couples, professionals, individuals starting to invest and jamati members new to the country.

The day will begin with a keynote address, followed by a breakout sessions on the following topics. Attendees will have an option to attend one or all of the breakout sessions.

For more information and registration, please click here.