January 2016


CAI Communication Emails


A message from the President

When democracy works, as it sometimes does, it is nothing short of beautiful.  When it works, as it did in last year’s federal election (with three parties having a chance of forming government), democracy sees wonderful things happen: people turning out to vote in higher numbers than in decades; volunteers rallying in droves behind their candidate of choice; riding associations swelling with multitudes of new members; citizens digging into their pockets -- and rallying others – to directly contribute to the success of their chosen party; thousands of qualified, dedicated and energetic individuals running for office, sacrificing much of their lives for many months of campaigning....[READ ON]


Congratulations to Dr. Hoda ElMaraghy

hoda.jpgThe Canadian Arab Institute proudly congratulates its advisory board member, Dr. Hoda ElMaraghy, for her receipt of Ontario’s highest official honour – the Order of Ontario.
Dr. ElMaraghy was recognized as a member of the Order of Ontario for “introducing advanced technologies in manufacturing automation and products/systems design, as well ground breaking research on flexible manufacturing that has helped manufacturers around the world adapt and respond to market changes.”
Dr. Hoda ElMaraghy is an engineering professor at the University of Windsor, where she became Canada’s first female dean of engineering. She has published more than 380 papers in scientific and professional journals and conferences, edited 3 books and contributed to over a dozen others. She acts as a consultant to many government and corporate organizations in countries all over the world.
A million mabrouks!



February 2, 2016: A panel discussion on digital technology, human rights & international security on Feb 2nd 2016 @7-9pm, Hart House Music Room,featuring Ramzi Jaber, Jake Hirsch-Allen, and Dr. Taylor Owen.  More details HERE 

April 4, 2016: CAI Awards Gala - we are recognizing the outstanding achievements of community leaders who embody the genius of Canadian multiculturalism.  More details HERE

April 16, 2016: Simon Shaheen in Concert - Co-presented by CAI and RCM. Simon Shaheen brings to life the Arab music of Al-Andalus and blends it with flamenco in Zafir, a sonic journey of discovery.  More details HERE