For over 33 years, IDRF, a Canadian not-for-profit, has provided relief aid and development to some of the world’s most vulnerable people including those right here at home in Canada. As our national presence continues to grow, so too does our ability to generate more support from our donors and community partners. More support from you means we can make an even greater impact in our communities for a better future for all Canadians.

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.

National Representatives

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Aarij Anwer

Community Development Manager, IDRF

Aarij brings with him his Islamic education as well as experience working and fundraising both within and for the mosques within the GTA. He has also worked in Corporate Canada and has experience engaging with the mainstream community. Aarij holds a B.A in Computer Science from Waterloo, as well as a BA in Fiqh and Usool from Al-Madinah International University (Malaysia) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto.


Assem Fadel


Shabir Haniff


Abdul Ghafoor Chaudhry


Bilal Hakim

Community Development Manager, IDRF

Bilal is based in Ottawa and has over 15 years of successful sales and marketing experience. Bilal holds a B.A in Biology and Economics from McMaster University and has completed a number of executive management certificates from Universities including Cornell, Oxford and Princeton University.

Dr. Hussien Mouftah


Kalim Ullah Khan
Nighat & Jalal Hussain


Nayyar & Hamid Javed


Dr. Abdul Rahman MBBS, MRCPsych. FRCPC

Chair, IDRF, 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.


Dilshad Karim
Sam Rizvi

Nova Scotia - Halifax

Dr. Vahdet Ketene

Prince Edward Island - Charlottetown

Sohail Hashmi

New Brunswick - St. John

Dr. Kamil Kazi


As a proudly Canadian-founded and Canadian headquartered organization, IDRF is uniquely and ideally positioned to respond to the needs of Canadians from coast to coast to coast, and to develop and deliver innovative solutions to the challenges of our future.


Since 1984, IDRF has implemented relief and development projects across the world

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