Ottawa Muslim Cemetery Inc. (OMC) was incorporated as a not- for-profit,
charitable organization (Charitable Registration No. 894375187RR0001), to
establish a cemetery for the Muslim community in the Ottawa-Gatineau region and
to provide a means for the Muslim community to follow the requirements of
Islamic funeral observances.
1994 work began to establish the first Muslim cemetery in the Nation's Capital
and after a century of Muslim presence in the Ottawa area, there is finally a
Muslim cemetery that is owned and operated by the Muslim community that will
meet their unique needs based on Islamic principles and values.
the Muslim population continues to grow, the need for a Muslim Cemetery to
complement the funeral services and related facilities at mosques is a priority
to ensure that the Islamic traditions of burial are preserved for our families
now and in the future.
the years members of the Muslim community have promoted and raised funds for
the development of a cemetery. It has been a challenge not only to find an
appropriate plot of land for the cemetery but also to raise sufficient funds to
complete the project.
OMC was active in searching for an appropriate piece of land that meets the
requirements for a cemetery in accordance with the Funeral, Burial, and
Cremation Services Act of Ontario and local zoning and environmental
requirements. Numerous sites were considered in order to meet the soil
conditions, environmental tests, and zoning requirements for a cemetery in the
Ottawa area. The stringent requirements reduced the choice of potential
sites around Ottawa.
in 2005 an appropriate plot of land was acquired by the OMC and subsequent
development work was done to obtain a cemetery licence (Lic: 4710458) in 2008 and to prepare
the property to be used as a cemetery. The cemetery property is thirty
acres in size and approximately 13 acres are being developed which will serve
the Muslim community for many generations to come.
Muslim community has been very patient in waiting for the development of this cemetery
and it will now be able to manage all aspects of its funeral arrangements.
gratitude is first to Allah our Creator, and to the members of the Muslim
community for their generousity and unending support.
By pre-ordering plots or by making donations, we can continue to develop other sections of the Cemetery property.
Thank you for your support and we encourage you to be generous.
*Official Tax receipts will be issued for all donations.
Assalaamu Alaikum****Peace Be Unto You
ALL PRAISE IS FOR ALLAH AND PEACE AND BLESSINGS BE ON THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH