Every year Intercultural Dialogue Institute GTA in collaboration with various local partners hosts a series of Ramadan intercultural and interfaith dinners in different parts of GTA. These dinners bring together people of various faith and ethno-cultural backgrounds and serve as a means of fostering dialogue and cross-cultural awareness in our multicultural society. They address various topics related to common teachings and values of different faith traditions and cultures. Each of these dinners has received many attendees from all walks of life; including government representatives, MPs and MPPs, diplomats, bureaucrats, professionals, business people, representatives from media and academia, as well as religious and community leaders.

Please click the posters below to learn more and register to the upcoming dinners:


A Sanctuary in the City, a Safe Place for All


Rabia Khedr, Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission

Venue: Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St E, Toronto, ON

Date: May 24, 2018, 7pm


Embracing the Richness of All


Keith Neuman, Executive Director, Environics Institute

Venue: Japanese Cultural Centre,

6 Garamond Ct, North York, ON

Date: May 28, 2018, 7pm


Empathy and Social Cohesion: Values, Relationships and Practice in a Changing World


Mary Gordon, Founder/President, Roots of Empathy

Venue: Devi Mandir, 2590 Brock Road, Pickering, ON

Date: June 1, 2018, 7pm


Chaplaincy: Faith-inspired Public Service, its Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Councillor Joe Mihevc


Habeeb Alli, Federal Chaplain, Correctional Services Canada

Captain Audrey Brown, Chaplain, 32 Signals Regiment

Rabbi Ronald Weiss, Director of Chaplaincy Services at Jewish Family and Child Services

Venue: Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

Date: June 6, 2018, 6.30pm



Cognitive Bias, Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Enlightenment: The Intersection of Human Service Delivery, Critical Pedagogies and Eastern Ways of Knowing

Venue: Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church Street, Aurora, ON

Date: June 11, 2018, 6.30pm


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