After moving from Gatineau, Quebec to Calgary, Alberta, Aicha Lasfar had an opportunity to explore the wonders of the Albertan Wilderness. This inspired her to explore an art form she was previously unfamiliar with, pyrography, the free-hand art of decorating wood through burning.
Starting in 2019, Ottawa's annual Muslim Family Conference, the I.LEAD Conference, launched iLEADx, a speech and talent competition for local Muslim youth by local Muslim youth, organized in a style similar to TEDx Talks.
In honour of Black History Month, Muslim Link has invited Tunisian journalist Huda Mzioudet, the co-founder of the Black Tunisian women's organization "Anbar", to discuss her experiences as a Black Tunisian growing up in Tunisia, doing investigative journalism in Libya, and now conducting academic research in Quebec.
Expression of Muslim Women (EMW), a group that organizes an annual creative arts festival showcasing the artistic and musical talents of Ottawa's Muslim women, has established a scholarship for women who are registered in an undergraduate fine arts (music, theatre or visual arts) program at the University of Ottawa and who are actively involved within the Muslim community.