By Imam Yasin Dwyer
Imam Yasin Dwyer was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Jamaican parents. He is currently a Chaplain at the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Before joining the Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto, Yasin was a part of the multi-faith chaplaincy team at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He has lectured extensively on topics such as spirituality and the arts, Black Canadian culture and the history of Muslims in the West. Along with working alongside many nonprofit organizations in Canada, Yasin was the first full-time Muslim Chaplain to work with the Correctional Service of Canada, a position he held for 12 years. He is also a board member of the Montreal-based Institut Route de la Soie/Silk Road Institute, which is dedicated to expressing Canadian Muslim narratives through the visual, auditory and performing arts.