Muslim Family Services of Ottawa is a non-profit social service organization serving individuals and families of both the Muslim community of Ottawa and people of all faiths and communities in the region. Our social service programs include: counselling for children, youth, adults, and families, services to new Muslims and to Muslim newly arrived in Canada, mental health awareness and education in the Muslim community and beyond, and programs that work towards ending domestic and gendered violence. Our partnership with the Children's Aid Society helps provide vital services to Muslim children in foster care and their foster families.
Culturally appropriate and safe counselling for children, youth, adults, and families in both the Muslim community and through referral by our partner organizations.
Spiritual co-counselling with both a professional counsellor and our imam working together jointly to meet clients' unique needs.
Caring Dads Program (12 week program for fathers who have been in conflictual, abusive, or violent relationship with their partners or children).
Services to new Muslims (welcome packages, educational material, workshops, and social services).
Services to Muslim newcomers to Canada and to Muslim seniors of diverse backgrounds.
Increased knowledge and information on Islam and increased interfaith understanding through workshops and consulting in the community and at our partner organisations.
Workshops and educational materials on Islamophobia,
anti-black racism, violence against women, and other topics, for both service providers and the wider community.
Research and consulting on the diverse needs and realities of Muslim communities in Ottawa and beyond.
And much more! Find out about specific programs or services by emailing email@example.com.
Founded in May 2011, Muslim Family Services of Ottawa (MFSO) is a non-profit social service agency that primarily serves the needs of the Ottawa Muslim community and deals with social issues related to individuals and families. Its mission and vision are to maintain healthy Muslim families through a holistic approach which includes accessible services, support, and education in the Ottawa region. Furthermore, MFSO aims to operate and provide a welcoming safe space for Muslim and non-Muslim families and establish long term partnerships with other service providers.
MFSO recognizes that our work takes place on the territories of the Algonquin nation and strives to work in solidarity with the Indigenous communities of these lands.