Renowned Alweaz, Counselor and Mentor Kamaluddin Ali Muhammad take the audience through the layers seldom noticed in spousal relationships. From the need to create effective communication between the couple, specially keeping our traditional value system of living within a joint family. Besides just conflict resolution, Alweaz talks about discovering ways to improve the overall martial life.
On the final day of Mediation Week, our conversations will center around how we prepare for the future during these very challenging and unprecedented times. We will discuss new trends in conflict resolution with a view to building on the foundations we have already invested in, with an eagerness to learn and improve.
Alykhan Kassam shares his personal insights into the trials and tribulations of a decade long rollercoaster with Multiple Sclerosis, including an intense stem cell transplant. A key aim of this session explored personal coping mechanisms and how he increased his capacity to be comfortable with the discomforts and challenges of life.
On Day 4 of Mediation Week, we explore issues of migration and how the Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Boards assist murids in resolving disputes across borders and when they settle in different countries.
On Day 3 of Mediation Week, we will explore the importance of a strong family and how harmony in our families can secure a firm foundation for building for the future.
On Day 2 of Mediation Week, we will discuss the importance of providing the young in our Jamat the skills to mediate and resolve day-to-day issues with ease and comfort, honing their emotional intelligence and internalizing the ethics of our faith in daily practice.
Mediation Week is recognized in countries worldwide every October to highlight the value of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as a constructive and cost-effective alternative to litigation. This year, the Ismaili International Conciliation and Arbitration Board are presenting a series of programs that provide information about conflict resolution based on in the context of this year’s “Access to Justice – The Role of Mediation.” On Day 1 of Mediation Week, we learn about the role of ethics in disputes and how the Ismaili Conciliation and Arbitration Boards help the Jamat resolve disputes by encouraging an ethical culture of mediation.
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow the advice provided by your local health authority.
Join us as we explore the issues facing the Jamat and the ethical underpinnings of our system, and to learn about how the Conciliation and Arbitration Boards use best practices to assist the Jamat globally.
Join Dr. Zain Chagla, Dr. Karim Ali, and Moderator Shallah Jamal-Somani in a discussion about what is known about the virus, as well as the epidemiology both worldwide and in Canada. They will focus on risk factors, especially as it relates to age groups and medical conditions. The webinar is presented by frontline Infectious Disease Physicians. Dr. Zain Chagla: Completed his BSc and MD at Queen’s University, Internal Medicine Residency at Western University and an Infectious Diseases fellowship from McMaster University. He also has a Masters in Science (Infectious Diseases) and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is currently an Associate Professor at McMaster University, Co-Medical Director of Infection Control at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Niagara Health System, as well as a Consultant in Infection Control at Woodstock General Hospital. Through the COVID response, Dr. Chagla has been a part of policy planning locally, provincially, and federally. He has been a part of numerous clinical trials on COVID-19 therapies, as well as had multiple publications on COVID-19 research, epidemiology, testing, and infection control. Dr. Karim Ali: Attended Ziauddin Medical University in Karachi, Pakistan. He then went on to complete his Internal Medicine Residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as his Infectious Disease Fellowship at Creighton University and University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Ali joined Niagara Health in 2012 and established the Division of Infectious Diseases. He currently serves as the Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Niagara Health.
Hormones play a large role in health and well-being. Your body has systems that work holistically and are directed to function optimally by the glands in your endocrine system and associated hormones. WAP is hosting a series of webinars featuring a Consultant Obstetrician and a functional Naturopathic Nutrition Practitioner who will share their expertise on taking care of your hormonal health and the options available to manage certain health challenges.
To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, health providers have been forced to take unprecedented measures of closing their doors and restricting access to in-person services. This has accelerated innovation and the adoption of virtual care solutions, to enable health providers to connect clinical services with those in need. As we begin to come out of the COVID lockdown across the country, it is clear that virtual care is here to stay as an alternate or additional model of care. In this webinar, Karima Kanani, a partner at Miller Thomas LLP, will offer an overview of general legal requirements, privacy, and security challenges with virtual care. Participants will leave with a risk management checklist of essential action items for every health provider engaging in virtual care. The session will be moderated by Dr. Ryaz Chagpar, Chairman, Aga Khan Health Board for British Columbia.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Families: Did you know women's health has a direct impact on the well-being of their families? Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed speakers from Women's College Hospital to learn about barriers in women's mental health, and for an inspiring discussion on new initiatives to help bridge these gaps.
A moderated discussion with two experts that will highlight challenges caregivers may face, present tools that can be used to cope with stress, and offer strategies to enhance caregiver resilience.
Tai Chi and Qigong are both centuries-old systems of the coordinated body –postures, movement, breathing, and mindfulness used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial arts training. Join Munira Jiwa and Dr. Salima Shamji as they explore how mindful movement practices help us to unwind, energize, and focus, through both a moderated discussion and demonstrations.
In this inspiring webinar, elite athletes, Sarah Moorji, Hoshang Noor Ali, and Mansoor Afzaly discuss how to work towards training and preparing to be an elite athlete. The discussion was moderated by Serena Adatia. These three athletes currently play at the national and/or international levels to represent their soccer clubs. This webinar explores and shares stories of how these athletes took their passion for soccer and made it a career.
Obesity is a serious condition and has long been considered a “pandemic” in its own right. It is associated with significant health consequences, including an increased risk of hospitalization for a person with COVID-19. Dr. Shahin Jaffer, Clinical Professor of Medicine at UBC, and Nazlin Walji, Clinical Research Manager in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC, in a conversation about the complexity and chronicity of obesity. Being overweight or obese is more than just a number on the scale. Explore the concept of “my best weight,” and learn tips about losing weight using lifestyle and behavior therapy including the 3 Rs: restraint, reflection, and resilience. We also touch upon current medical and surgical options for obesity.
In this week’s physical activity series episode, unwind by participating in a 30 minute Qigong exercise with Salima. Qigong is a century-old system of coordinated body postures, movement, breathing, and mindfulness. All skill levels are welcome!
Learn more about food safety and preventing foodborne illnesses, especially at a time when we are cooking at home more often. We discuss everyday best practices for food handling and preparation, as well as extra precautions to consider during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How is the pandemic affecting our caregivers, specifically mothers with young children? Watch this webinar which will focus on the presentation of COVID-19 in newborn babies and young children, as well as COVID-19 transmission in breast milk. Our panel will also aim to equip mothers with coping strategies to help their young kids deal with mental health challenges related to COVID-19. Lastly, we hope to provide mothers with tools to help them manage their own COVID-19-related anxiety.
Concerned about student mental health and wellness during the COVID crisis? Learn from a child psychologist, mindfulness coach and naturopath on how to recognize mental health concerns and tips and tricks to help you thrive. Presented by AKYSB Canada.

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