News: Under Layered Suspicion

Statement on Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson’s update

Statement on Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson’s update

November 28, 2022

The Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) centers the study of Islam and Muslims to better understand our society, including the scope (and breaches) of Canada’s democratic promises. The IIS’ 2021 report, “Under Layered Suspicion”, shed light on the scope and limits of Canadian democracy in relation to Canada’s civil society and the charitable sector. The report […]

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Prof Anver Emon Appointed to Advisory Committee on Charitable Sector

Prof Anver Emon Appointed to Advisory Committee on Charitable Sector

April 6, 2022

We’re pleased to share that Professor Anver Emon (Director, Institute of Islamic Studies) has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector (ACCS). Prof Emon’s appointment comes as the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson continues its systemic examination of the Charities Directorate’s audit process. The appointment of diverse members to the committee, which the Honourable Diane […]

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Report launch: on structural biases and prejudicial policies in CRA audits of Muslim-led charities

Report launch: on structural biases and prejudicial policies in CRA audits of Muslim-led charities

March 30, 2021

We at the IIS are proud to launch a new research report, in partnership with National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), called “Under Layered Suspicion: A Review of CRA Audits of Muslim-led Charities”. The report can be found at: layeredsuspicion.ca The report finds potential biases and prejudicial policies that influence the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) […]

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Launched: National Security Student Hotline

Launched: National Security Student Hotline

August 11, 2019

The IIS, in collaboration with the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association (CMLA) and Downtown Legal Services (DLS) has launched its support hotline for UofT students approached by CSIS or other Canadian national security agent seeking information or an interview. While CSIS and other national security agencies have an important […]

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