Solidarity Events

AMPAC operates from a foundational understanding that we are all connected and we are only as strong as our communities. After unfortunate incidents, AMPAC believes in organizing and participating in solidarity events that help spread love, while allowing Albertans of all backgrounds to come together in the name of peace.

Solidarity with Edmonton Police (Edmonton Attack – September 30, 2017)

After the Edmonton Attack on September 30, 2017, AMPAC organized a solidarity event that evening. Several hundred  Edmontonians came out to show their immense support and standing in solidarity in the face of violence. Through this event, AMPAC showed that violence will not divide us and we remain strong as Edmontonians, as Albertans and as Canadians. Special guests present included Premier Rachel Notley, Mayor Don Iveson, Caucus Members, Hon. Amarjeet Sohi. MP Randy Boissonnault, City Council, Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark and  Edmonton Police Services, along with other faith leaders.

Edmonton Vigil for Quebec Mosque Shooting Victims (January 30, 2017)

After the horrific attack at a mosque in Quebec, AMPAC organized a candlelight vigil on the steps of the Alberta Legislature where political dignitaries and faith leaders gathered with over a thousand Edmontonians in sorrow for the victims and solidarity with Muslims all over Canada.

“This is for you” Flowers for Hijabis Campaign (December 7, 2016)

After an alleged Islamophobic hate incident at the University of Alberta LRT station in Edmonton, a local activist (Janelle Venne) opted to turn the incident into something positive by bringing a welcoming message instead. Together with volunteers and the support of AMPAC, Venne and VP External Affairs Nakita Valerio handed out flowers to hijabi women instead.

Sweet Response to Islamophobic Flyers (October 2016)

After Islamophobic flyers were distributed in Edmonton, AMPAC responded not only by condemning the act but also by going a step further and delivering candies along with a message of peace and love to those who had received the flyers. The message was very well-received as residents became concerned and fearful upon receiving the flyers.

Fundraiser for Fort McMurray (May 21, 2015)

After the Fort McMurray fire in the spring of 2015, AMPAC decided to change their gala event from a fundraiser for the organization to a fundraiser for those who were forced to flee their homes and many who lost everything to the fire. Political dignitaries and keynote speaker, Dr. Monia Mazigh, put on an excellent evening and AMPAC helped raise $88,000 for Fort Mac residents.