* to provide a safe space for young Muslim women and mothers to talk, share and grow
* to explore aspects of spirituality that will provide a positive context in which to live our lives
* to create a safe space in which we can express ourselves without judgment
* to foster stronger relationships within the community and to extend friendships into the mainstream community
* to share skills and tools to live as pro-active women
* to explore our varying roles in society as women, wives, mothers, professionals, community members.
Thank you to Green Shield Canada for financial support for this program.
Program Cost: $165 ($95 tuition+$70 meals/accommodations)
Local Price: $115 (program cost without overnight, without breakfast)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program
Hanaa Rashid is a Muslim Canadian woman. She has grown up and lived in Nova Scotia and is the mother of two daughters. Presently, she is working on her Masters in Social Work at Dalhousie University and hopes to graduate in 2014. She has been an active community volunteer and her passion is to “build bridges” between communities.
Fatema Sidat is Muslim woman of Indian decent born and brought up in Canada. A Full-time mother of three boys, part-time educator, and aspiring “mompreneur” (mother – entrepreneur), she runs a home business and designs her own jewelry and clothing line. She has studied in South Africa and holds a diploma in Islamic Theology.
Martha Martin, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator, is a Diaconal Minister in the United Church of Canada.
She has spent many years as a university chaplain, both in ecumenical and multifaith settings. She is currently United Church Chaplain at Dalhousie and Coordinator of the Dalhousie Multifaith Centre.