For many years MontrealMuslims.ca has been a destination for people searching about Islam and Muslims in Montreal.
Thousands of individuals have learned about Events, Ramadan/Eid Announcements, Business through the site at one point some 3000 people visited montrealmuslims.ca to discover when it was Eid or Ramadan.
At one time it provided a very active forum for discussion within our community.
Recently, there have been some discussions to rebuild the site making it easier to contribute and find information while also providing some mechanism or incentive to keep the site up to date.
About a week ago for better or worse somebody erased the entire website inadvertently and the backups to restore the site are too recent to recover the site properly and rebuilding it based on the old platform is not worthwhile.
I am currently looking for individuals interested in supporting this endeavour. There are a few ways to support this project.
If you have anything you feel you can contribute to the project such as:
-Content Creation (could mean making an effort to catalog the various restaurants or businesses, write reviews take pictures)
-Data Migration (from the old site)
-Funding Research Opportunities
-Contact Businesses for Sponsorship options etc...
Let me know how you would would like to contribute as well as how many hours/week for how long are you willing to contribute. Even a few hours a week reliably will be a great help - I just ask you stick to your commitments so we can progress as planned,
A project like this can benefit from donations to facilitate the difficult parts of the project to ensure it happens despite a lack of volunteers. The more we raise the better the content will be and the more useful the site will become. A report will be given to all donors about the use of the funds (none of which will be paid to me). You can donate via paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a need for a central site like MontrealMuslims.ca to provide information to visitors, community members and Montrealers at large searching for all things MontrealMuslim. If you agree then support this endeavour insha'allah.