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“Voices Against Extremism”

IDI hosted discussion  series in Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton on themes around Radicalization and Extremism

Ottawa’s Intercultural Dialogue Institute hosted its annual Interfaith Dialogue Supper and Colloquium at the Turkish Cultural Centre in Kanata with the theme “Deterring Homegrown Extremism: Can Faith Communities Help?”. According to Colonel Guy Chapdelaine from the Office of the Chaplain General, National […]

IDI Edmonton Roundtable Discussion “Radicalization of Youth”

Edmonton Intercultural Dialogue Institute hosted a round-table discussion on “Radicalization of Youth” at the IDI Edmonton centre. The keynote speaker was the Hon. Brent Rathgeber, Member of Parliament for Edmonton – St. Albert. In attendance at this very topical event were academics including Prof. David Goa, Director of the Ronning Centre, Prof. Catherine Caufield, University […]

IDI GTA convenes “Radicalization and Homegrown Extremism” panel

Colonel Guy Chapdelaine from the Office of the Chaplain General, National Defence Headquarters, led off with carefully considered thoughts on the nature of extremism itself. He stressed that our religions must be practiced in the open, through exchange, respect, and understanding. For him, education is vital, not only concerning the beliefs of others, but concerning […]

Parliamentary Reception in Quebec city

“Successful Immigration’’

The Intercultural Dialogue Institute of Montreal in collaboration with Anatolian Heritage Federation organized a Friendship Reception in Quebec’s Parliamentary building ‘’l’Assemblée Nationale’’ in Quebec. Quebec residents had a chance to meet with their member of parliament and to visit the National Assembly in a friendly atmosphere. MNA’s from different political parties were invited to […]


This year’s graduation ceremony was more lively and exciting then ever before.

Two valedictorians from each campus were chosen. Habibe Dogan, our valedictorian from the Blue Haven Campus gave an energetic speech that had the class of 2015 both in laughter and in tears. She will be continuing her education at McGill University where she has […]

IDI – Family Iftar dinner on CBC

“3 families from 3 different religions meet on an iftar dinner’’ Intercultural table : Food that gathers

Every year, IDI Montreal organizes family meetings and promotes dialogue by bringing together different cultures and traditions. The “Meet your neighbors” program is an initiative of Intercultural Dialogue Institute whose primary objective is to promote dialogue and cultural exchange […]

“Experiencing a Ramadan feast while the rest of Ottawa sleeps

IDI-Ottawa’s Ramadan pre-dawn breakfast program was covered on the daily Ottawa Citizen.

Intercultural Dialogue Institute-Ottawa’s 2015 Ramadan predawn (or suhoor) breakfast program made it to the Ottawa Citizen, a prominent daily of the Nation’s Capital. Alison Mah, reporter of the Ottawa Citizen was the guest of the Mr. Demir & Mrs.Nurcan Topcuoglu family for suhoor meal […]

Iftar Dinner on The Cruise

CTHF bid farewell to the holy month with a cruise Iftar dinner on the Ottawa river. Attendees from all walks of life were able to enjoy not only the beautiful city skyline, but also take a tour of the historic buildings along the river. One of the participants, Mumin Yavuz, shared his remarks, claiming he […]

4th Annual Public Heroes Awards Ceremony

Intercultural Dialogue Institute-Ottawa, in partnership with Ottawa Police, Fire and Paramedic Services held the Fourth Annual Public Heroes Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony and dinner kicked off with the bagpipes ceremony performed by the ceremonial unit of the Ottawa Police Service and national anthem sang by Yasemin Bayindir. Hon. Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety […]

Newruz brought different nations altogether in Toronto

Newruz Fest put forward the solidarity of Turkic Nations in Toronto once again.

The cultural event themed as Newruz brought people of 18 distinct nations together. The event was organized by Intercultural Dialogue Institute with the sponsorship of Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Ministry. In the event, along with the traditions of Turkic nations, delicious and dazzling […]