Muslim Neighbour Nexus x National Zakat Foundation Canada

Get the Financial Support You Need

Apply for financial assistance with National Zakat Foundation Canada in partnership with Muslim Neighbour Nexus and get critical support with food, shelter, medicines and other essentials.

Start your application using the form below


How to Apply for Assistance

Application Process

1. Fill out the application form above completely

2. Press the submit button

3. Provide required documentation

4. Have your application assessed by your caseworker

5. Receive decision regarding your application

6. If approved, receive your support by mail

7. Be connected to your resources as per your needs

Applications are processed within 7 – 10 business days. Incomplete applications and missing support documentation will add to the processing time.


Help Comes in Many Forms

Call For Assistance

Do you need help with your application?

Our intake staff will be happy to assist you over the phone.
Call us at (613) 902-1940 ext. 210. Phone lines are active Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm EST.

We offer our services in the following languages:
English, French, Arabic, Urdu, Somali, and Punjabi

Do You Have Any Questions?

Contact Us

Please contact us via email, phone or fax using the information below. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

Phone: (613) 902-1940 ext. 210 (Mon - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm EST)
Fax: 1.877.285.0376


7,331+ Stories to Tell

This is how you’ve impacted the lives of your Muslim brothers and sisters over the years.
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Thank you for your attention and your support. Now I feel that I am not alone because I have you. You are my sisters and brothers.

Single Mother Who Received Food Support

Single Mother Who Received Food Support

Our situation is about to get better as there is a new job I am getting ready for within the next couple of weeks. Your organization was of critical help at a very sensitive time in our lives due to the war in Palestine. Our lives are much better now and we feel we are going to be stable soon.

Gaza Evacuee Supported by You

“Thank you for helping me and my family in this sensitive and difficult situation of my family life. I will never forget Allah’s favors on me first then your institution’s. May God Almighty allow us to become one of your supporters. Jazakom Allahu khayran.”

Saad, Manahil, & Abeer

Refugee family

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Your Zakat Questions, Answered

Learn more about applying for Zakat with National Zakat Foundation Canada
Learn about Zakat
Does National Zakat Foundation pay student loans with Zakat?

NZF does not cover student loans and other long-term debts with Zakat. At this time, our priority is to focus on serving the most immediate needs of our community with respect to housing, food and other basic essentials.

Does National Zakat Foundation provide direct support with cash?

NZF funds clients in a manner that the organization sees fit and aligned with the needs highlighted in the Zakat application. Under current CRA regulations, NZF does not provide cash directly to Zakat applicants.

Does National Zakat Foundation only assist Muslims?

We follow the legal guidelines of Zakat as a restricted fund to assist Muslims in need. However, we do receive applications from those, not of the Islamic faith and provide whatever assistance we can from non-Zakat funds as well as by connecting them to other resources available in the community. Read more here.

How long do recipients have to wait to get assistance?

Most applications are processed within 2 to 10 days from the submission of all supporting materials required depending on the volume of application we are dealing with at that specific time. For urgent cases, we process cases much sooner depending on the circumstances. Read more here.

What is the length of assistance for Zakat recipients?

NZF provides assistance for a short period of time (2-4 months generally). However, our team of caseworkers are equipped with the knowledge of government benefits and community resources, which are key in providing a more holistic service, with an aim toward self-sustainability.

Still Have Questions?

If you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to contact us for more information or read our knowledge base below.

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