As salam alaikum,

The Muslim Chaplaincy of Waterloo would like to give you our warmest appreciation for supporting the work that we do for students. However, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of the closure of The Muslim Chaplaincy of Waterloo.

Although our project experienced great success in the nearly 3 years since its inception, we had to make the difficult decision to end our operations now. As with many other start-up non-profit organizations, we had to navigate the challenge of staffing and resourcing our operations on a volunteer basis. We did experience early success with this approach, but our next step in the MCW journey required significant fundraising. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the loss of in-person events, and a myriad of other factors we came to the realization that it was increasingly unlikely we would be able to achieve the goals we set for ourselves.

With that in mind, we concluded that closing down MCW would be the wisest decision given our circumstances.

As part of shutting down our organization, we have had to decide what to do with the remaining donation money that we have. We have currently stopped accepting donations, so from December onwards there should no longer be charges to any donor accounts from MCW. We have also chosen to offer our donors the opportunity to have their monthly donations refunded retroactively, up to the total amount of all their donations. So, for example, if one has been donating for 18 months, then they would have the opportunity to be refunded up to 18 months worth of donations, or until we have returned all the money in our account (bear in mind that some donation money was spent on operations so the total of all donations might not be available).

Insha’Allah we will also be preparing a package summarizing our work on MCW and lessons learned, so that anyone who is interested can take benefit from our experience in this endeavor. If you have any interest in receiving this package, please email us at [email protected] and we will endeavor to send it to you once it is complete.

Once again, thanks for all the amazing support over the past years. May Allah accept your efforts and reward you!

Sincerely,

The Muslim Chaplaincy of Waterloo team

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]