This cross-Canada collaborative research project on Canadian Muslims online will examine how English and French-speaking Canadian Muslims use the Internet and study what role the Internet and digital technology play in their everyday lives within regional, national and global networks.

The project asks: How are today’s new digital landscapes transforming and shaping (or not) Canadian Muslims’

     (1) identities,
     (2) communities,
     (3) intra-religious and interreligious relations, and
     (4) perceptions of religious authority.

In addition to these four interrelated research areas, the project is especially attentive to the impacts digital technologies may, or may not have on women, youth, and religious leaders.

The project will provide an opportunity for Canadian Muslims’ voices to be heard on the potential benefits and challenges the new digital landscape has introduced in their lives.