About Us
Welcome To MAX – Muslim Awards for Excellence

In September 2015 a group of professionals came together with a vision:

‘To elevate the brand of Muslims in North America by recognizing and motivating high achievement.’

In order to achieve this vision, MAX’s Mission is to:

‘Recognize, reward, celebrate & motivate high achievement, positive and productive contributions to society by Muslims in North America.’

There are six main pillars to MAX:
1

MAX AWARDS

The objective of MAX Awards is to recognize Muslims who have demonstrated significant achievement, leadership, and commitment to serving their community.

2

MAX GALA

The Annual MAX Gala is an incredible night of celebration that offers a rare glimpse into the skills, talents and cultural strengths of a dynamic community of patriotic Canadian Muslims, whose continued efforts help build a strong workforce, energize the economy, and expand our combined cultural horizons. It represents the culmination of efforts of hundreds of volunteers across a plethora of teams at MAX.

3

MAX SCHOLARSHIP FUND (MSF)

MSF awards well-rounded High school and University students who are eager to make an impact, learn and create. Winners are students who have contributed to their communities and North America at large, achieved above-average marks and are recognized by their peers, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. MSF is a registered charitable entity, and donors are eligible for a Charitable Tax Receipt.

4

MAX MENTORS

MAX Mentors is a professional mentorship program that connects near-career students with early career mentors and early career professionals with mid-career mentors to catalyze excellence amongst the Canadian Muslim community and help a new generation break glass ceilings.

5

MAX BUSINESS LAB

MAX Business LAB aims to facilitate and encourage the development & success of high performing Muslim decision makers in Business across three core principles:
i. L – Leadership
ii. A – Advisory
iii. B – Professional Training

6

MAX WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

MAX Women In Leadership is a program with a mission to celebrate, inspire and cultivate leadership excellence in North American-Muslim women. The program focuses on Recognition, Leadership, and Network & Partnerships, thereby connecting and mobilizing Muslim women across North America to institute a strong and sustainable network.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE
MUSLIM AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
2015

Founded

2016

Inaugural Gala at the Ritz Carlton

2017

MAX Mentors Launched

MAX Gala – Roy Thomson Hall

2018

MAX Mentors Montreal Launch

Muslim Youth Fellowship Launch

MAX Gala – Ritz Carlton

2019

MAX Women in Leadership Launched

MAX Business Launched

MSF gains charity status

MAX Gala – Ritz Carlton

2020

MAX Mentors launched in Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver

MAX Tank

MAX Aspire – Started Development

Volunteers
Mandate of Inclusion and Equity

Todays North American Muslim Community is rich and multifaceted, boasting a large population of individuals belonging to diverse groups. MAX, as an organization, is committed to the principles of respect, value and inclusion of all individuals regardless of their ethnic origin, gender, age, physical ability and education.

MAX (Muslim Awards for Excellence) is committed to diversity and recognises the multivalence of identities that make up the Muslim community and its allies including race, gender and the differently abled. Throughout the organization, including all volunteer recruitment efforts and MAX Awards and Scholarships, we strive to create a representative climate of respect, fairness, diversity, and cooperation between all individuals.