Located in the energy heartland of Canada, the Edmonton Dawoodi Bohra community consists of approximately 75 households. With the first Dawoodi Bohras moving here in the 1960s, our community has steadily grown and continues to attract other members from around the globe.
Edmonton is home to numerous higher academic institutions, including the University of Alberta which is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities. Accordingly, the majority of our community youth are enrolled in higher education with a focus on humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering and health sciences.
Our community is as diverse as the cultural fabric of Canada, and includes many business owners, surgeons, physicians, engineers, lawyers and other professionals in various fields. We are proud of the contribution we make to our Canadian society, and our members are regularly involved in local community uplift projects.We actively encourage our children to be active and engaged citizens. We are also members of Interfaith Associations, and are committed to working with all communities in order to make a positive contribution to local society.
We invite you to visit our community center in Edmonton so that we can extend to you a genuinely warm welcome and join hands in creating a kinder, tolerant and more inclusive society for all of us to live, work and prosper in.
Food and sustenance of any sort is seen as a blessing in Islam as it is in many other traditions.
Therefore the community always acknowledges the needs of the deprived fellow citizens.
Every year during the Holy month of Ramadan the Dawoodi Bohra Community donates a substantial amount of food which is about 2100 Kg.
Celebrating 2020 Canada Day
The event hosted in Edmonton with a live audience lasted approximately 1 hour and included a live address and messages of support from The Honorable Minister Tim Uppal, Councillor Mohinder Banga and Constable Corrine Kline. Flag hosting was done simultaneously by all the Dawoodi Bohra jamaats Canada wide and broadcasted live to people watching from home. Edmonton live event was restricted to a total of 50 members due to COVID-19 including the dignitaries and some members of the Dawoodi Bohra community. Social distancing rules were implemented during this event, all participants were asked to register at the registration desk, mask and gloves were provided as per Alberta health guidelines. There was a live YouTube broadcasted of this event watched by 25,000 audiences Canada wide by the Bohra communities of Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Mississauga and Toronto, as well as a host of local dignitaries, for a joyful celebration of the diversity of this great nation and its proud history.
International Women’s Day
On Friday the 6th of March, 2020, a local gathering of community members marked the birth anniversary of the late His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammed BurhanuddinRA as well as International Women’s Day. The event, which was a commemoration of Syedna’s many initiatives for women empowerment, commenced with a cake cutting ceremony, followed by photo-ops and henna application.
Short profiles of successful community women were on display to motivate and encourage the younger generation to pursue their dreams. Husbands were also given an opportunity to highlight the importance of their significant others, what they have learnt from them, and how they appreciate them.