The MMAC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion within the organization and its activities. While apolitical, we advocate for the rights of Canadian Muslim patients, medical students, and physicians. In line with Islamic principles, our work also extends into issues of social justice affecting vulnerable groups and persons, as key determinants of their health.
Rights of Canadian Muslim Physicians and Learners
We are committed to supporting Muslim medical students, residents and fellows as they complete medical education in Canada via mentorship, assistance navigating learner harassment or discrimination, and creating safe spaces for Muslim learners of all cultures, races, and ethnicities.
Intersectional Forms of Discrimination for Muslim Physicians and Learners
Underrepresented minority learners and staff experience significant rates of discrimination or mistreatment based on their race, ethnicity and/or religious affiliation. Individuals with intersectional identities are at highest risk.
We provide welcoming and safe spaces that allow learners and staff to share their experiences regarding discrimination and/or mistreatment with others without the fear of retribution or repercussion.
We stand as allies with Muslims who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color.
We advocate for patients in Canada to receive spiritually appropriate and competent medical care in the context of their faith, culture and race. To better serve our Muslim patients, we hold workshops open to all healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge on specific considerations when working with Muslim patients. Additionally, publicly accessible sessions are regularly held to equip Muslim patients with tools to advocate for their needs in the Canadian medical system.
The MMAC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion within the organization and its activities. We provide equal employment opportunity and accommodations as required for all applicants and employees and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, record of offences, marital or family status, disability or any other characteristic protected by local laws and regulations.