Building Inclusive Communities

buildinginclusivecommunitiesOffering United Church people some concrete resources to use and share in response to recent events in North America. This webinar will give you a firsthand understanding of what Canadian Muslim and Refugee organizations are experiencing in their current work. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn how to be a strong ally and advocate in these changing times.

Join representatives from the Canadian Council of Refugees, National Council of Canadian Muslims, and the United Church of Canada in a discussion on how to build inclusive communities.


amiraAmira Elghawaby obtained an honours degree in Journalism and Law from Carleton University in 2001. Since then, she has worked as both a full-time and freelance journalist, writing and producing stories for a variety of media including CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.

In 2012, she joined NCCM as Human Rights Coordinator to advocate for the human rights & civil liberties of diverse communities. In 2015, Amira became NCCM’s Communications Director in which she leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.


jdenchJanet Dench is the Executive Director of the Canadian Council for Refugees, where she has worked since 1990. The CCR is a national non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada.  The CCR works to keep its 180 member organizations informed, provides them with opportunities to meet and network, and undertakes advocacy on issues of concern to the membership.


Please note, all times are in Eastern Time

Newfoundland: +1.5h  |  Atlantic: +1h  |  Central: -1h  |  Mountain: -2h  |  Pacific: -3h

  • Free webinar
    March 7, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm