About Us

Saving Lives & Building Families Since 1970

ICNA Relief Canada is a department of ICNA Canada, working in the field of community and social development. The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is federally registered in Canada as a charitable organization (Registration No. 118951169RR0001) and since 1970 we have built a widely respected reputation through our community welfare work. ICNA Relief Canada is dedicated to reaching out at home and abroad through a wide range of aid and rehabilitation projects; in particular, we endeavour to respond effectively to victims of natural disasters, wherever they occur.

Vision Statement

ICNA Relief Canada is committed to providing leadership in the empowerment of lives, the creation of meaningful opportunities, and strengthening the bonds that link all of humanity.

Mission Statement

ICNA Relief Canada is committed to human service through the effective integration of resources to help people in need. We strive to provide immediate response in times of disaster, and to implement programs that alleviate human suffering.

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Who We Are

ICNA Relief Canada is part of a global humanitarian relief and development organization responding to human suffering in emergency and disaster situations around the world. In addition to our emergency relief efforts, resulting from natural or human-caused catastrophes, we also maintain long term aid and development programs.

Who We Serve

ICNA Relief Canada was established to serve the needs of fellow humans, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class, location, religion, colour, cultural background, political affiliation, or social status. We are especially focused on countries in which the majority of their people live below the poverty line.

Where We Serve

ICNA Relief Canada is globally engaged and our partners include small and large community support groups, national alliances, and international relief organizations.

Our Donors

ICNA Relief Canada’s programs and projects are funded mainly by individual donors like you, along with generous support and cooperation from other community organizations and Islamic centres across the country.

Core Values

Mutual Respect: We recognize the innate worth of all human beings and the infinite value of diversity.
Equity and Justice: We work to uphold equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, gender, color, class, ethnicity, ability, or location.
Care for All: We are dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable in society, including orphans, widows, the elderly and the marginalized.
Honesty and Transparency: We are committed to upholding accountability for our actions at all organizational levels and to being honest and open in our judgments and communications with others.
Self Respect: We pledge to help the poor among us without condescension, stereotyping, or humiliation.
Solidarity with the Poor: In the ongoing fight against poverty, we affirm our solidarity with all in society who are disempowered and marginalized.

Strategic Goals

Goal 1: To unconditionally and impartially assist people in need.
Goal 2: To effectively and ethically utilize the means of mass communication to achieve our goals.
Goal 3: To achieve and maintain financial sustainability and donors’ satisfaction and trust.
Goal 4: To develop and maintain a highly responsive and professional leadership team, comprising both employed staff and volunteers.
Goal 5: To develop, maintain and advance effective disaster and emergency response strategies.

Management Committee

Kamal Khan – Chair
Mazhar Latif – Member
Sarim Shahwar – Member
Ujyara Farooq – Member
Samina Zia – Member
Atika Siddiqa – Member


Head Office Staff

Syed M. Agha – Sr. director, Administration & Coordination
Abid R. Mir – Manager, OSP & IT
Sohail Y. Bakhshi – Accountant
Abu N. Tarek – Manager, SRS / Marketing & Communications
Rahmatullah Quraishi – International Programs Coordinator
Taha Mao – Domestic Programs Manager
Aisha Qadri – Administrative Assistant

Resource Centre Staff

Nargis Mahmud – Coordinator – Mississauga, ON
Nasir Ahmed – Coordinator –Scarborough, ON
Mirza Saleem baig – Coordinator – Edmonton, AB
Faisal Malik – Coordinator – Montreal, QC
Junaid Sayyed – Coordinator –Winnipeg, AB
Shumaila Khalid Saeed – Coordinator –Thorncliffe, ON

Salim Jam- Manager – Ottawa, ON

Abu N. Tarek – Coordinator – HBL, ON