“Inspired by my late father, who cared deeply about Muslims and believed that we should positively contribute to society by being leaders in the sciences, technology, business, law, social sciences, and ethics.”
Welcome To MAX – Muslim Awards for Excellence
Islamic history is full of examples of excellence in all fields – Astronomy, Medicine, Mathematics, Physics, Horticulture, Art, Philosophy, Law, Education and many others. Islam experienced a Golden Age of prosperity while most of the world was struggling through the Dark Ages. Many roots of modern knowledge and education stem from the teachings and discoveries of Muslim scholars and philosophers.
Such examples of excellence can still be found in today’s more globalized environment. In an effort to recognize, celebrate, encourage and motivate such achievements, the concept of MAX was born.
THE VISION: To elevate the brand of Muslims in Canada by recognizing & motivating high achievement.
What is MAX?
Recognize, reward, celebrate & motivate high achievement, positive and productive contributions to society by Muslims in Canada.
Our aim is to establish and deliver a sophisticated annual high-end gala event attended by our community, guests, and media, where the announcement of award and scholarship winners will take place.
6 Professional Awards recognizing selected significant achievements and contributions to Canadian society by professionals for exemplary achievement in a professional domain or community initiative
2 MAX Lifetime Achievement Awards recognizing significant life time contributions made to the Muslim community in Canada
16 scholarships awarded to high-achieving university and high school students
Our Advisory Board
Our Community Partners
Anatolia Islamic Centre
Al-Falah Islamic Center
Bosnian Islamic Association
Carleton University MSA
DAR Foundation (Masjid Al Ihsan)
Halton Islamic Association (Halton Mosque)
Islamic Community Centre of Milton (ICCM)
Islamic Information and Dawah Centre
Islamic Centre of Canada (ISNA)
Islamic Propagation Center (Jami Masjid) a.k.a. Coopers
Islamic Society of Peel – Brampton Makki Masjid
Islamic Forum of Canada
Islamic Foundation of Toronto
Islamic Institute of Toronto (IIT)
Jame Abu Bakr Siddique Masjid
Khalid Bin Al-Waleed Mosque
Masjid Al-Farooq Islamic Centre
Milton Masjid – Muslim Association of Milton
Muslim Welfare Centre
Masjid Toronto @ Adelaide
Masjid Toronto @ Dundas
McMaster University MSA
Olive Grove School
Queen’s University MSA
Ryerson University MSA
Sayeda Khadija Centre (SKC)
TARIC Islamic Centre
University of Toronto MSA
University of Waterloo MSA
University of Western Ontario MSA
University of Windsor MSA
At MAX we strive for “Excellence”, also known as “Ihsaan”. As part of this, we operate as a team in a collaborative and transparent manner. We are happy to share with you our financial statements. MAX is a registered Not-for-Profit organization. We are here as a community to show the excellence being achieved by our community.
Mandate of Inclusion and Equity
MAX and its representatives are committed to addressing the social and institutional inequalities that are present in our communities and inevitably permeate our organizational structure. In doing so, we recognize that within the Muslim community we are stratified along multiple axes of experience and therefore we must all make an active effort to include traditionally marginalized or underrepresented members by ensuring their visibility and including their voices in all aspects of decision making. Moreover, we realize that MAX and its audience will benefit from the multiple and rich perspectives brought forth through the inclusion of Muslims who represent diverse experiences and backgrounds. Specifically, we acknowledge the following:
The varying levels of oppression or marginalization which affect members of the Muslim community differently, which is mediated by factors such as race, class, gender and physical ability.
That as active holders of positions of power in this organization, it is our responsibility to create an inclusive, anti-oppressive environment and expend our energy, time and resources to promote anti-oppressive practices and activities