The Islamic Association of Nova Scotia was formally established. It was one of the first Muslim organizations in Canada. A Maritime Muslim Academy was founded in 1984 in the Halifax/Dartmouth area. A new Ummah mosque and community centre in Halifax was granted final occupancy in May of 2013. Canada’s first mosque was built in Edmonton in 1938 by Arab Muslim immigrants. The history of Muslims in Canada can be traced back 125 years. There are about one million Muslims in Canada (2018). (Photo: The Ummah Masjid and Community Centre.