Our projects are community-based and serve a variety of stakeholders. Whether it is an oral history archive or documentary film, a curriculum pack for classrooms or workshops for a target group, The Tessellate Institute engages in a range of activities. Take a look below at some of our past and present projects. If you wish to get involved or propose a new project, please contact us.

Current Projects

Event Series


Tea with Tessellate

A bi-monthly café-style conversation series exploring topics of interest to Canadian Muslims.

Photography Series


The Sisters Project

The Sisters Project is a multimedia project that aims to humanize, diversify, and showcase the individual narratives of Muslim women. Created by Alia Youssef.

Completed Projects

Workshop and Focus Groups

Picture the Possibilities: Muslimah Photovoice Project

An opportunity for young Muslim women in high school to connect, develop self-expression through photography, and exhibit their work in the community, using Photovoice to build connections.



Audience Study of Aladdin

Examination of stereotyping in Disney’s animated cartoon Aladdin.


Survey of Canadian Muslims

A national survey of Muslims in Canada, in partnership with The Environics Institute.


Curriculum Pack

A curriculum pack that would accompany a series of videos to be implemented in classrooms in the public school system. 

Oral History

Mosque One

An oral history and archival project documenting Toronto’s first mosque, established in 1961.



Serving Others: Memoirs of Muslim Seniors

A documentary highlighting the life histories of several Muslim seniors active in their communities.


Neglected Voices

A presentation of four short films about Muslim youth who are at risk of being marginalized.


Film workshop

Giving Ourselves a Voice

A workshop in professional media training for young Muslim filmmakers, which culminated in the development of two short videos.

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