2015 Survey of Muslims in Canada
In 2006, the Environics Institute’s inaugural project was the first-ever national survey to examine the relationship between Canadian Muslims and Canadian society-at-large (and within the context of 13 other countries from research conducted by the respected Pew Research Center). For more information, click here.
The Institute is partnering with the Tessellate Institute, the Olive Tree Foundation and the Inspirit Foundation to update this important research to find out how Muslims in this country are faring six years later. The 10 year anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone, prompting renewed examination of the place of Muslims in western democracies at a time when economic hard times are placing increasing pressures on all sectors of society, and the presence of immigrants is coming under renewed scrutiny. Some in Canada have looked at the failure of integration in other countries and suggested it is just a matter of time until the same happens here.
This research is publicly endorsed by the following:
- Fareed Amin, former Deputy Minister, Government of Ontario, and Current Director, Islamic Institute of Toronto
- Shaikh Ahmad Kutty, currently resident scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto
- The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM)
- Samira Kanji,President, Noor Cultural Centre
- Sheema Khan, Globe and Mail columnist
The Institute is currently seeking sponsors to launch the survey in March 2015. For more information, contact Keith Neuman.