Democracy is based on the majority principle. This is especially true in a country such as ours where the vast majority have been systematically denied their rights. At the same time, democracy also requires that the rights of political and other minorities be safeguarded. 

Nelson Mandela

Here are 3 quick and easy ways to support the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition.

1 – Become an Official Supporter

Write a letter of endorsement

You can show your support by way of a letter of endorsement. An endorsement letter indicates your support for the Coalition’s objectives and spirit.

Please use the following guidelines to craft your own letter:

  • Indicate your Name, title (if any), organization (if any) and date at the top of the letter
  • State the reason for your endorsement (what in particular do you support and why? These can be the Coalition’s  objectives or recommendations – link to Full list of Recommendations)
  • State any relevant or related work you or your organization are currently doing that align with that of the Coalition’s
  • Conclude by reiterating your support and summarizing why your support matters!

See a sample letter here: link

Please send your letter of endorsement to:  info@justiceforabdirahman.ca with a copy to:

  1. Mayor Jim Watson, City of Ottawa (Jim.Watson@ottawa.ca)
  2. Councillor Carol Anne Meehan, Gloucester-South Nepean (Carolanne.Meehan@ottawa.ca)
  3. Peter Sloly, Chief of Police, Ottawa Police Service (SlolyP@ottawapolice.ca)
  4. Ms. Diane Deans, Chair, Ottawa Police Services Board (ChairOttawaPSB@ottawa.ca)
  5. Joel Harden, MPP Ottawa Centre (JHarden-CO@ndp.on.ca)
  6. Hon. Sylvia Jones, Ontario’s Solicitor General (sylvia.jones@pc.ola.org)
  7. Hon. Doug Downey, Ontario’s Attorney General (doug.downey@pc.ola.org)
  8. Hon. Doug Ford, Ontario’s Premier (doug.fordco@pc.ola.org)

Don’t have time for writing a letter? Sign our Endorsement Statement!

With just a few clicks you can quickly become an Official Supporting Partner. Use the change.org link to sign our Endorsement Statement as a private citizen or as an organization.

2 – Join our mailing list – Events, Calls to Actions and Info sharing! – By joining our mailing list you will be made aware of events and requests the Coalition sends out. You can support the Coalition’s ongoing efforts by participating in events, responding to calls for action and sharing the information on to your networks and social media.

Please email us:  info@justiceforabdirahman.ca to join the mailing list.


Our Supporters

613/819 Black Hub

United Nations Person’s of African Decent (UNPAD) Push Coalition

National Council of Canadian Muslims

J’Nikira Dinqinesh Education Centre

Muslim Family Services of Ottawa

Chelby Marie Daigle, Author of the Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Ottawa Report

Ottawa Coalition To End Violence Against Women

Somerset West Community Health Centre

Ottawa Muslim Association 

Britannia Woods Community House

Black Agenda Noir

Somali Centre for Family Services

Centre for Resilience and Social Development

Jo and team, Little Jo Berry’s

Ottawa Women’s March

City for All Women Initiative

Horizon Ottawa

Courage Ottawa

The Coalition Against More Surveillance

Rev. Cheryle R.C. Hanna

Amnesty International Canada

Black Ottawa Scene

Canadian Association of Somali Lawyers (CASL)

Canadian Council of Imams

Canadian Labour Congress

Council of Imams of Ottawa-Gatineau

CUPE 4600

Graduate Students’ Association of the University of Ottawa

Hintonburg Community Association

Muslim Link

Muslim Student Association of Carelton Univeristy

Muslim Student Association of the University of Ottawa

Ottawa Centre NDP Electoral District Association

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)

Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership (OLIP)

Parkdale United Church

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (SASC)

Somerset West Community Health Centre

Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC)