Board of Directors

Dr. Hanny El-Banna, O.B.E, M.D.

Chair of BOD

Dr. Hany El Banna has founded several charities including the Humanitarian Forum, Islamic Relief, and the Muslim Charities Forum. He is also a board member of the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA). He has visited over 60 of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries on behalf of these organizations.

Dr El Banna originally trained in Medicine, both in Egypt and the UK. Dr El Banna has been with Islamic Relief Canada since its incorporation in 2005, serving as the chairman.


Dr. El-Tantawy Attia, Ph.D.


Dr. El Tantawy Attia worked in the Reactor Physics and Nuclear Analysis Departments of the Ontario Power General for more than 27 years before retiring in 2003. Dr Attia has been an active member of the Muslim community, previously serving as President of the Muslim Investment Group and the Canadian Islamic Trust Foundation. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of Toronto Masjid.

Dr. Raza Khan, M.D.


Dr. Raza Khan was trained at the University of Toronto (MD) and performed his residency at the University of Ottawa in family medicine. His full-time practice is in Brantford, Ontario where he has been practicing in family medicine since 1997. In addition, he also serves as a Director and Spokesperson for the Muslim Association of Hamilton, President of the Muslim Association of Brantford, as well as the past Vice Chair of Canadian Relief Foundation.

Shaila Kibria-Carter


Shaila Kibria-Carter works at Community Empowering Enterprises and has been an active volunteer with Islamic Relief since 2005. She holds a BA from the University of Toronto in English and History. Her passion for charitable work is highlighted by her commitment and expertise in the non-profit sector. She specializes in non-profit management and governance.

Ebad Rahman


Ebad Rahman obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science prior to that. He is currently a practicing lawyer specializing in corporate/commercial matters. Ebad recently joined Islamic Relief Canada’s board in 2016.

Dr. Hany Soliman, M.D.


Dr. Hany Soliman is a Radiation Oncologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He is actively involved in medical research and education. He was brought up in the Toronto area and has a bachelors of science and medical degree from the University of Toronto. He has been involved in the Muslim community at a grass roots levels and has a passion for charitable work.

Our Board of Directors are volunteers and not compensated in their capacity as directors.