The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) is a Canadian, independent, national, faith-based, charitable organization, that provides spaces, services and programs for holistic education and personal development for Canadian Muslims.
MAC focuses on building communities and strengthening neighbourhoods nation-wide, through services and collaborations with groups from different religious , ethnic, and racial backgrounds.
MAC is a faith-based organization following a moderate understanding of Islam stemming from the Quran and the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). This understanding focuses on reconciling faith with contemporary challenges, providing a clear articulation of balance, tolerance and moderation. This understanding encourages constructive engagement in society and focuses on personal and communal empowerment to contribute to the development of healthy societies.
Over the past two decades MAC has grown to be the largest grass-roots Muslim organization with a national reach rooted in strong local chapters in 14 cities across Canada. With 15 community centers, 7 full-time schools, 20 weekend schools, 4 child care centers, MAC serves around 40,000 community members weekly.