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Told by: Colin Saint-Vil

The Mosque is an integral connection point to the Muslim community located on Vancouver Island and, specifically in Greater Victoria.  There is only one mosque on all of Vancouver Island! For newcomer Muslim immigrants and refugees, the Masjid Al-Iman (located at 2218 Quadra Street) opens many doors to Canadian society and culture. To help newcomers learn about Canadian culture and make connections with the broader community, the Mosque offers orientation sessions. The Mosque also offer education session to local groups who are sponsors of refugees- such as the recent resettlement of Syrian refugees- as a way to help them learn about Muslim culture and faith practices.

Location: Masjid Al-Iman Mosque