Projects at the IIS yield important insights across a range of fields that have important implications across our stakeholder communities, both inside and outside the academy. The IIS Occasional Paper Series is an open-access platform that features special reports coming out of the projects we sponsor.
This report from the Institute of Islamic Studies’ Data Analysis Team under the auspices of our Study of Islam and Muslims in Canada Project (SIMiC). The report examines the demographic make-up of Canada’s Muslim communities. A product of an IIS hosted consultation between academic researchers and community organizations, this report provides large-data set analyses on a wide range of questions posed by community organizations. Click the embedded link to begin downloading the report.
The IIS sponsors a research group called the Study of Islam and Muslims in Canada (SIMiC). Among SIMiC’s various projects, the IIS is launching MiCA, the Muslims in Canada Archive. This report provides an environmental scan of Canada’s archival landscape, showcasing the fundamental gaps in both archival records and archival practices that render Muslims virtually invisible in Canadian archives across the country.
This report follows a recent scoping review on Canadian Muslim health. The report looks at existing research and scholarship about the data available on Canadian Muslim health. It also identifies opportunities to bridge the gap between health care and research within policy, practice, and community.