In the past few years, IDRF Representatives in various cities across Canada have been providing tremendous assistance. They ensure that their communities are kept informed about IDRF efforts and are particularly helpful in distributing IDRF reports and literature. Their dedication and assistance has proven to be invaluable.

In an effort to build on this and to augment IDRF presence even further, IDRF has begun the process of creating Chapters in key cities across Canada. The Chapters will be managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of community leaders.

We are delighted that our first Chapter has opened in Calgary under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Abdul Rahman. Dr. Rahman and the vibrant team of individuals who form the Board of IDRF Calgary Chapter, have a history of being actively involved with many humanitarian causes, both in Calgary and overseas, and of carrying out highly successful fundraising initiatives for worthwhile causes. IDRF has very high hopes for them.

While still in the formation stage, the Calgary Chapter was instrumental in raising substantial funds for IDRF Swat relief aid. It has now embarked upon fundraising drives for IDRF Haiti Relief aid.

We encourage everyone in Calgary, and other friends in Alberta, to join them in supporting the efforts and initiatives of IDRF Calgary Chapter.

For more information about IDRF events in your community, please contact your area representative or IDRF’s Toronto Office.

The following is a list of local area IDRF representatives which you can contact for more information on IDRF.

If you are calling from a different location, please be mindful of the time zone when making your call.

Abdul Ghafoor Chaudhry Burlington, ON
Assem Fadel London, ON
Shabir Haniff Malton, ON
Sohail Hashmi Charlottetown, PEI
Nighat & Jalal Hussain Montreal, PQ
Nayyar & Hamid Javed Saskatoon, SK
Dilshad Karim Vancouver, BC
Dr. Kamil Kazi St.John, NB
Dr. Vahdet Ketene Halifax, NS
Kalim Ullah Khan Montreal, PQ
Dr. Hussien Mouftah Ottawa, ON
Sam Rizvi BC

IDRF Calgary Chapter

Under the leadership of Dr Abdur Rahman since the past five years, the IDRF Calgary Chapter has been actively involved with many humanitarian causes and fundraising. IDRF is proud of this dynamic team and the vibrant team of individuals who form the Board of IDRF Calgary Chapter.

Through our Calgary Chapter, IDRF responded to the worst flood in Alberta’s history and partnered with the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank to respond to the needs of those affected by the floods. IDRF will continue its association with the Calgary Food Bank (CFB) which is an emergency food distribution hub for individuals and families in distress where 100 volunteers work daily shifts.

IDRF Calgary Chapter

1001 – 10th Avenue S.W., Room 232, Calgary, AB, T3R 0B7 Canada

Tel: 403.206.1080


Board of IDRF Calgary Chapter


Dr. Abdul Rahman  MBBS, MRCPsych. FRCPC
Chair, International Development and Relief Foundation, Calgary Chapter

Dr. Abdul Rahman works as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Calgary. He is also a member Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary and Chief of Psychiatry at Alberta Children’s Hospital. In addition, he is Section Chief, Acute and Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Southern Zone, Alberta and is a Clinical Medical Director for Neuropsychiatry Service, Child and Adolescent Addictions and Mental Health, Calgary Zone. He is also the founder of youth volunteer training organization MOSAIC Volunteers (Muslim of Southern Alberta Initiating Change) and was recipient of coveted “100 years Western Legacy Award” given by Calgary Stampede Committee in the year 2012.

Dr. Hussam Bawa  MBBS. MRCPsych. FRCPC
Director, IDRF Calgary Chapter

Dr. Hussam Bawa is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Calgary’s Peter Lougheed Medical Centre and Director at Muslim Council of Calgary. He also overseas MCC’s Finance Committee. Dr. Bawa is one of the founding members of Islamic Association of North West Calgary. He has been involved with the IDRF Calgary Chapter from its beginning in 2009.

Dr. Qamar Malik  B.Sc., M.Sc. (USA), PhD (UK)
Director IDRF Calgary Chapter

Dr. Malik is a Petroleum Engineer by profession and qualification. He has interests in Research / Renewables and has 29 years of work experience in three continents (Asia, Europe, North America), served Oil & Gas industry, Academia, Research institutes, Entrepreneurial undertakings. He has been involved with the IDRF Calgary Chapter from its beginning in 2009.

Shafqat Malik
Director (Finance) IDRF Calgary Chapter

Masters in Commerce and a Chartered Management Accountant by education, Shafqat Malik has vast international business and contracts management experience with top class Oil and Gas and related Engineering companies. Mr. Malik has been actively involved in self-directed groups and community work for last 30 years. Shafqat Malik is currently working as SCM Manager with Jacobs Canada Inc. He is also Treasurer for North West Calgary Islamic Centre. He has been involved with the IDRF Calgary Chapter from its beginning in 2009.

Dr. Zahid Rafiq  MD, CCFP
General Secretary, IDRF Calgary Chapter

Dr. Zahid Rafiq is Medical Director for Trans Canada Medical Centre NE & Panorama Hills Medical Clinic NW, Calgary, Alberta Dr. Rafiq is a founding member of MD International, a physician organization working as not for profit organization. He has been involved with the IDRF Calgary Chapter from its beginning in 2009.