History

ICC History

Islamic Centre of Cambridge, ICC is a charitable non-profit organization that has been established by members of Muslim community in Cambridge and registered with the Province of Ontario.

The mission of ICC is to provide a place for Muslims to get together for religious and social events and to provide religious education for children. In addition by efforts and action programs we hope to promote building of communities of Muslims in the region of Waterloo and surrounding regions.

Historical Perspective

1980: Purchased an old school house on Wellington Road 32 under the banner of Pakistan Canada Association.



1982: Islamic Centre of Cambridge (ICC) was established as an organization to serve Muslim needs in Cambridge and surrounding areas.

1983: Was Granted Registered Charity Status & was incorporated with the Ontario Government.

1984: Purchased the existing property.

1985: Sold PCA Muslim Centre.

1987: ICC Joined Canadian Islamic Trust.

1988: Started Construction on the existing site.

1990-1995: Purchased the land surrounding the building (4.3 acres now in total).

1992: Completion of Phase I. Beginning of Islamic School of Cambridge with emphasis on Tehfiz program with 18 students.

1995: Phase II construction started. However, construction got halted due to lack of funds at that time.

1998: Construction started again.

1999-2000: Islamic Development Bank provided financial assistance to build the school. This kind gesture was a shot in the arm and built up the momentum towards the completion of Phase II. Since 1998 Completed the classrooms behind the building Completed part of the mosque and took the partial occupancy permit.

2003: Purchased another property (closer to Mosque) for Imam's residence with a single donation from a community member.

2003: Completion of Phase II:
Start of Immediate Future Plans
Phase III:
a. Gymnasium as part of the community centre
b. Muslim Cemetery