Islam Care Centre (ICC) is a significant resource to Muslims and the Canadian public, presenting Islam and the way of life of Muslims. Located in the heart of the city, ICC is committed to the ideals of strengthening the spiritual and well being of individuals and families.
Founded in 1992, the Centre's stated purpose, at the time, was to invite the general public to learn more about Islam and Muslims and build stronger and healthier relationships within Canada. Our central location allowed the Centre to become a resource centre for different government agencies, the media, various academic institutions, other religious groups, as well as providing the material and means to individuals looking for information about Islam and Muslims. The ICC Board has identified several social service programs to be undertaken without delay. The plan is to make the operations of ICC's program self-sufficient.
ICC is in the process of constructing a new building on the same downtown location, where we have been for over a decade. Funding to re-build the Centre is urgently required. Thus, we humbly request your help to make this new centre a reality; to cater for the particular needs of Ottawa Muslims and the community at large.
Your generous support will go a long way to enhance the image of our Din in this great country and will provise the only Masjid in the heart of downtown Ottawa, an established Dawah Centre and offices for the Muslim Social Services.
A new exciting project is underway to rejuvenate the presence of Islam in the downtown core. The Ottawa community has out grown the modest building at 312 Lisgar. By the grace of Allah the current building will be demolished for a new structure to better serve the Ottawa Community. Architectural design has been completed with the new four level structure. Collectively this will adequately provide prayer space to meet our needs in Downtown Ottawa. In addition to separate prayer facilities for men and women, the plan provides for offices to accommodate Muslim Family Services and Islamic Information Centre.
The full estimated cost of the new project is $5.1 million Canadian. We realized 1.6 million so far and now need 3.5 million to complete our project. An amount that is far in excess of what the local Muslim community can provide. We are therefore obliged to seek financial assistance from our brothers and sisters nationally and internationally.