In this Federal Election, Canadian Muslims came out to vote in in record numbers. An estimated 79% of Canadian Muslims voted in the 2015 Federal Election according to a recent post-election poll conducted by Mainstreet Research. The poll surveyed Muslims from municipalities across Canada to determine Canadian Muslim voter turnout. In the ridings that The Canadian-Muslim Vote targeted, the voter turnout amongst Canadian Muslims was a ground breaking 88%. Click below to see the full report.Post-Election Report
The Canadian-Muslim Vote's vision is to have an active Canadian Muslim community which is politically engaged at all levels of government. Watch this video to learn about our organization's beginning and how to stay involved.
"Not only am I Canadian, I am Canadian and I am Muslim...and those two things fit perfectly together"
The Canadian-Muslim Vote's vision is to have an active Canadian Muslim community which is politically engaged at all levels of government.
We will realize our vision by:
"On Good Friday — one of the most-attended Friday prayer services of the year — 21 mosques around Toronto will call on their voting-age congregants to cast ballots in the upcoming federal election. It's an initiative being coordinated by Canadian Muslim Vote, a new, non-partisan group that aims to break the cycle of poor Muslim voter turnout in Canada, and is being spearheaded by a group of young professionals in the Toronto-area."
Ontario imams urging Muslims to vote in federal election, CBC
"Vote — it’s that simple. That’s the message non-profit organization The Canadian-Muslim Vote is sending Muslims across the country. They just want Muslims to get politically engaged “whether you’re a Conservative or if you’re a Liberal,” says board member Muneeza Sheikh."
Federal Election 2015: How One Organization Is Courting the Muslim Canadian Vote, Huffington Post
"Groups like Canadian Muslim Vote (CMV) and the Canadian Arab Institute (CAI) have launched major campaigns to try and pull the Muslim vote. These groups are trying to circumvent the potential for political sectarianism by staying away from addressing specific issues and by maintaining a strict standard of non-partisanship."
Harper's Tories mobilize Canada's Muslims to vote – but not for him, CBC
"The Canadian-Muslim Vote (TCMV) is a grassroots community organization that's fighting for a more inclusive Canada by getting Muslim Canadians more engaged in politics, primarily by pulling the Muslim vote for this October."
Canadian Muslims Must Use Their Votes This Election, Huffington Post
"But there is also concern that not all eligible Muslim voters are actually exercising their democratic rights, which is why groups like Canadian Muslim Vote and IMPACT, both most active in the Toronto area, are doing outreach in the community to get out the vote."
Muslim Canadians Running in the 2015 Federal Election, Muslim Link
"When someone says 'I don't think my vote makes a difference' we can sit down with these statistics and say: 'Look, you live in this key riding. You could have made a difference if more of you came out to vote.'"
Sixteen elections: How federal parties are targeting segments of voters to deliver Commons seats
"The number of young Muslim activists that are going out there, knocking on doors, handing out flyers … has been unprecedented," he (Mohammed Hashim) told CBC Radio's Metro Morning, adding this could be the first election with young Muslims really make a difference on election day.
The Canadian-Muslim Vote, other groups rallying Muslim voters
"There are people who say, well, Muslims are being used as a political footballs, or we know how the Harper government feels about Muslims," she (Muneeza Sheikh) said. "But our goal is not to isolate people. The core objective of our organization is simple: just to encourage people to go out and vote."
Muslim groups working hard to get out the vote in their community