Newcomers to Canada

We understand that transitioning to a new community can sometimes be challenging. Our team is dedicated to assist you every step of the way and help you feel home.  Use the link below to register with MAC Ansar to access our services.

How Can You Help?

Community volunteers

Embrace a newcomer family, extending both social and emotional support while also assisting with logistical needs.

local professionals

local professionals, service providers and small businesses  willing to offer free or subsidized services to the newcomers.


Fundraised dollars will be used to support the needs of newcomers including unanticipated expenses or emergencies.  

The Ansar program will inshaAllah also include initiatives to engage and expand community partnerships. MAC will coordinate with other community organizations supporting Gazan and Sudanese newcomers, filling in gaps and bolstering efforts. Additionally, MAC will inshaAllah lead a government advocacy component where MAC will engage with government stakeholders and community advocacy groups to advocate for increased government support for newcomers escaping war. 

Why is our program called ‘Ansar’?

The term “Ansar” (الأنصار‎) meanssupporters” or “helpers.”  

During the life of the Prophet (PBUH), the Ansar were the local inhabitants of Madinah who pledged their support to him (PBUH) and welcomed the early Muslim community, the Muhajirun (emigrants), when they migrated from Makkah to Madinah to escape persecution,. The Ansar shared their homes and wealth with the new immigrants, and provided every type of support possible 

The incredible spirit of generosity and selflessness of the Ansar towards their immigrant brothers was a rare example of human excellence that has never been replicated in known human history, either before or after the Ansar.  

وَٱلَّذِينَ تَبَوَّءُو ٱلدَّارَ وَٱلْإِيمَـٰنَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ يُحِبُّونَ مَنْ هَاجَرَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَا يَجِدُونَ فِى صُدُورِهِمْ حَاجَةًۭ مِّمَّآ أُوتُوا۟ وَيُؤْثِرُونَ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَلَوْ كَانَ بِهِمْ خَصَاصَةٌۭ ۚ وَمَن يُوقَ شُحَّ نَفْسِهِۦ فَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْلِحُونَ ٩ 

Allah says about Al Ansar: “they love whoever immigrates to them, never having a desire in their hearts for whatever ˹of the gains˺ is given to the emigrants. They give ˹the emigrants˺ preference over themselves even though they may be in need. And whoever is saved from the selfishness of their own souls, it is they who are ˹truly˺ successful.” (59:9) 

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قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏”‏ مثل المؤمنين في توادهم وتراحمهم وتعاطفهم، مثل الجسد إذا اشتكى منه عضو تداعى له سائر الجسد بالسهر والحمى” ‏(‏‏(‏متفق عليه‏‏‏)‏  

The Messenger of Allah () said, “The believers in their mutual kindness, compassion and sympathy are just like one body. When one of the limbs suffers, the whole body responds to it with wakefulness and fever”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]  

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