- Employment Ontario for funding the project.

- Windsor Public Library for providing the support.

- Sue Berthiaume of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

- Eugene Crosby of Career Development Services for his support.

- Jean Foster Director of the Public Services, Windsor Public Library for her continuous support.

- Corinne Despierre-Corporon, Project Web Developer for her direction and support.

- Chris Woodrow, Manager – Marketing and Development for his continuous support and guidance.

- Nada Iskander - Researcher/Translator - Windsor Public Library; for her research, organization, editing and putting together the material, pictures, and resources. Also for translating project content from/to Arabic and from/to English.

- Natalee Labiak, Web Designer, Windsor Public Library for her wonderful contribution and collaboration in designing the Windsor Arab Community website.

- Dr. Gordon Jasey, President of the Arab Canadian Intercultural Orientation Centre (A.C.I.O.C) for his tremendous support, direction, contribution of material and his initiative to start this project.

- Reda Mansour President of al-Mohajer House for his contribution to the website’s material and references.

- Habeeb Salloum, contributor to Things Asian at, and for his contribution of many recipes and pictures.

- Jeanette Haddad for the beautiful collection of pictures.

- Lorrain Haddad for the beautiful collection of pictures.

- Helmi Charif from Windsor, Canada, for Folklore songs video clips.

- Fouad Mohamad from Windsor, Canada, for Folklore music video clips, playing the Oud, Tablah and Daff.

- Mike Malek from Mike’s Oud Website, for beautiful inlaid Oud pictures.

- Patrick Gruban, from Germany at for his contribution to Calligraphy and Arabesque pictures.

- Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) for pictures of ancient artifacts.

- Alice Kawash, former Najda president, Arab World Notebook for Calligraphy pictures and material.

- Josie Hazen, Graphic Designer for her help.

- Frank Ieraci for his contribution.

- Haytham Safia for musical audio clip “Having Fun” playing the Oud and Tablah, retrieved from and Haytham Safia Qu4rtet, Promises CD.

- Wael Kakish for the musical audio clip called Samah-l Nuba Kan Zaman, an Egyptian Folk Songs from KAN ZAMAN website at and the clip retrieved from from the Claremont Colleges 2006 CD, Little Bridges Performance.

- Meredith and Michael for the pictures.

- Ken Steele for the pictures.


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