Education & Community Services
At As-Sadiq School we strive to provide “Superlative education with an Islamic perspective”. We not only adhere to the guidelines of the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training, but also enhance it through integration of Islamic values. In the final analysis, when a student of As-Sadiq School beholds a rainbow, he/she will be able to explain the scientific phenomenon with facility and enforce it with relevant ayats from the Qu’ran with conviction. We have a faculty that is well qualified and committed to meet the challenges set out in our Mission Statement.
Avalon University School of Medicine (AUSOM) was founded in 2003 and is chartered by the government of Curacao. AUSOM has an academic team and curriculum which focuses on success of its student body. While emphasis is on student academic success, the administration also focuses on students’ personal needs to make sure both students and parents are comfortable and at ease.
Our full-time drop-in centre was officially inaugurated in October of 2001 in the presence of hundreds of friends and supporters from the Muslim community, local community leaders and government officials from the local, provincial and federal levels.
In addition to being the head-quarters for the Islamic Humanitarian Service and its administrative offices, the centre boasts two large halls for religious and cultural functions which can accommodate over 300 men and women. Our IT department has equipped the entire building with a high-speed wired and wireless InterNet connection with a centrally located and networked laser printer. In addition, we offer community members satellite TV from the USA and the Middle East in English, Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish with other languages coming soon!
Youth who want to come and study in an Islamic atmosphere can make use of the library and other areas of the building and tap into resources on the InterNet with one of three computers which they can use for research and other purposes. Our relaxation section provides a ping-pong table and a Sony Playstation 2® with a wide selection of games—permitting our youth to meet, interact and play with one another in a controlled and friendly environment away from the outside temptations.
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Wali ul Asr provides an environment where students do not have to choose between becoming practicing Muslims, successful professionals and responsible Canadian citizens. This school develops future Muslim leaders who, from a young age, are trained to excel religiously, academically and in extracurricular activities.
By the grace of Allah (SWT), Wali ul Asr has achieved significant milestones in academic excellence, religious training and character development. With over 750 students from JK to grade 12 and waiting lists on many of our classes, the school has grown tremendously in just a few years. We are a $750,000 organization, and Alhamdulillah, due to the continual support we have received, and continue to receive, we were able to break even within just four years of opening the school.
Wali ul Asr students took part in the standardized provincial examination (EQAO) in Mathematics and English and performed better than the majority of the schools in the area. They also participated in regional competitions and have won multiple awards. Our parents’ satisfaction, measured through anonymous surveys, is over 97%.
Extending beyond the formative years of one’s life, high school is a critical time for students as they face significant peer pressure. This leads to a higher chance of going astray. Unfortunately, the Shia community in Canada has lost influence on a large number of youths in this age group, resulting in significant pain for their families and depriving the community of its future leadership potential.
Wali ul Asr opened the first Shia High School program in September 2012, which extended to three campuses in 2014. By providing an environment where students can focus on learning, students are granted every opportunity to reach their full potential. Wali ul Asr is an inspected private school and has been authorized to grant credits by the Ministry of Education for the Central and East campuses.
Wali ul Asr has also organized some of the largest and most successful events held by any Shia organization in Canada. Our team today consists of 1 head, 3 directors, 5 senior leadership members, 5 board of advisors, 90 employees and over 100 youth volunteers.