Head of Fundraising
Head of Communications and Government Relations
Head of Marketing and Technology
Head of Operations
Head of Special Programs
Head of Finance
East GTA, ON
Central & Western GTA, ON
Our Board of Directors are volunteers and not compensated in their capacity as directors.
Chair of the Board of Directors
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.
Member of the Board of Directors
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.
Afnan Attia is currently the Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at Morneau Shepell, an HR services company based out of Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the Schulich School of Business at York University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Afnan has volunteered with various Islamic not for profit organizations, and in addition to joining the IRC board, Afnan has recently co-founded The Female Finance Project, a not for profit that is dedicated to offering financial education and empowerment for women.
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.
Naseem Mithoowani is currently an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she got her law degree, as well as a part-time adjudicator at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
She is known for her courageous and bold approach to challenge the treatment of minorities in Canada and has won high profile legal cases in recent years. In addition to her exemplary legal work that she does defending minorities and underrepresented communities she is also an active member of several community, political and religious organizations.
Dr. Aarif Pathan was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta Canada. He graduated medical school in 2001 from University of Alberta and completed residency in Family Medicine at University of Western Ontario.
He was a staff physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at William Osler Health Corporation in Toronto 2003 to 2008 before returning to Edmonton where he has been practicing Family Medicine in private practice. He is dedicated to promoting healthcare in underprivileged communities in Edmonton.
He also has a passion in mentorship and has coached community league soccer and basketball. Long time donor and volunteer for Islamic Relief, he became a Board member of Islamic Relief Canada in 2019 and continues in that role.
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 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.