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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
LETTER FROM THE CEO
WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
WHERE WE WORK
2016: YEAR IN REVIEW
CANADIAN COMMUNITY BUILDING
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
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FOOD, NUTRITION AND WATER
HEALTH AND MEDICAL
RAMADAN AND QURBANI
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). 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. HANY EL-BANNA, O.B.E, M.D. Chair of Board of Directors Dr. El Tantawy Attia got his Ph.D. from McMaster University in 1976. He 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 previously served as President of the Muslim Investment Group and the Canadian Islamic Trust Foundation. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Toronto Masjid. He also served as a Council Public Member of the CPSO (College of Physicians and Surgeons on Ontario) for 10 years (2006-2016) DR. EL-TANTAWY ATTIA, PH.D Vice-Chair of the Board Dr. Fariha Khan is a physician based out of Brampton, Ontario. She has been an active member of the Muslim community and serves as a board of director for numerous community organizations. She completed her medical degree from McMaster University in 2004 with a practice focus on children’s health. She has a special interest in International Health and Medical Education.
DR. FARIHA KHAN, M.D. Director
A Finance Manager by day but a community activist at heart, Shaila Kibria Carter works towards fighting inequality in the community. Shaila is most known for her passion in alleviating poverty, speaking for the oppressed, and joining alliances to help improve the political atmosphere. She has been involved in raising money for the Syrian refugees, fundraising for marginalized Black youth, and being a voice for the Muslim Women’s Collective. She strives to build bridges between different faiths. MRS. SHAILA KIBRIA-CARTER Secretary of the Board Dr. Raza Khan's full-time medical practice is in Brantford, Ontario where he has been practicing in family medicine since 1997. He has also served as a director and spokesperson for the Muslim Association of Hamilton, is past president of the Muslim Association of Brantford, as well as past vice chair of Canadian Relief Foundation. He is a regular contributing writer for the Hamilton Spectator on topics pertaining to Islam and Muslims in Canada, and racial inclusivity in communities. DR. RAZA KHAN, M.D. Treasurer of the Board 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 level and has a passion for charitable work. DR. HANY SOLIMAN, M.D. Director 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. MR. EBAD RAHMAN Director 4
LETTER FROM THE CEO In a world afflicted with pain and darkness, Islamic Relief Canada works tirelessly to serve those who are most vulnerable, underprivileged and marginalized. By the grace of God and your generosity, Islamic Relief Canada turns 10 years old this year. From simple beginnings, our work has blossomed into 270 life changing projects today. This has meant immediate relief and sustainable development for over 30 million people. This is an incredible testament to how powerfully your care transforms the world. As this annual report will show, the most vulnerable populations around the world have felt every dollar of your Zakat and donations this past year. In 2016 alone, we have been able to implement and support double the amount of projects, as compared to last year alhamdulillah. Hand in hand, we have made the difference through programs that dramatically improve the quality and accessibility of
food, water, hygiene, healthcare, education, livelihood and social services. These programs are crucial to help people break the cycle of poverty, control their future and change the course of the next generations forever. Because of your trust and unwavering support, Islamic Relief Canada has become the largest Muslim NGO and charity in Canada. This places us in a vital and privileged position to fulfill our responsibility with greater excellence. There is still a lot to be done and many desperately calling out for our help. Together, we can continue making the world of a difference. Sincerely, Zaid Al-Rawni Chief Executive Officer Islamic Relief Canada
WHO WE ARE WE’RE READY TO ANSWER THE CALL Islamic Relief works with communities to strengthen their resilience to calamities, and provide vital emergency aid when disasters occur. We help impoverished communities access basic services, including education, water and sanitation, as well as healthcare. We provide lasting routes out of poverty through our sustainable development schemes. Our integrated approach to progress is transforming communities worldwide. We tackle the root causes of poverty and ensure that the world’s most vulnerable people have real influence in both our programs and advocacy.
Islamic Relief envisages a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others
OUR VALUES We are guided by the timeless values and teachings of the Qur’an and the Prophetic tradition (Sunnah), which recognize that people with wealth have a duty to those who are less fortunate. Our values are:
WHAT WE DO EMERGENCY RELIEF
ZAKAT & SADAQAH
Aiming to be the first on the ground when disaster strikes, saving lives through health and safety interventions and helping families rebuild after.
Zakat transforms lives in over 30 countries, given to the most vulnerable and needy to lift them out of poverty.
FOOD & NUTRITION
QURBANI & RAMADAN
Implementing innovative food solutions globally to increase food security, food sustainability, fight malnutrition and improve maternal health.
Qurbani recurs every year when Muslims around the world commemorate Hajj and Eid and sacrifice livestock to feed the needy.
HEALTH & MEDICAL
WATER AND SANITATION
Reducing illness and saving lives through supporting hospitals and clinics with medicine and equipment
Working hard to ensure that greater water equality, sanitation and hygiene is achieved to improve the basic health of the communities.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Caring for over 50,000 of the most vulnerable children around the world with health, safety, clean water, nutrition, education and protection.
Increasing access to equitable education, improving standards and facilities, and investing in better capacity for teachers and caregivers.
Promoting human rights, dignity and international humanitarian law through quality services, advocacy and a community based approach.
Empowering families to run their own businesses as a vital key to bringing communities out of poverty. 7
WORK FIELD OFFICES
PARTNER OFFICES •
2016: A YEAR AT A GLANCE MARCH
FEBRUARY TOUR FOR ORPHANS With Imam Suhaib Webb
MADAYA EMERGENCY RESPONSE IR emergency response to beseiged cities in Syria
5TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN CONFLICT
IMAM SIRAJ WAHHAJ TOUR For Winter Appeal
TALK OF THE CHAMPIONS Event with boxer Amir Khan
MISREPORTING MUSLIMS Fundraising for the Rohingya cause with Mehdi Hasan
MYANMAR EMERGENCY APPEAL
JUNE MAY RAMADAN LAUNCH WITH OMAR SULEIMAN FORT MCMURRAY WILDFIRE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
SHINNY HOCKEY WITH NAZEM KADRI
CAKES4SOMALIA COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS IFTAAR CAMPAIGN
ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC AMABASSADOR WITH NAZEM KADRI RAMADAN IFTARS
FORT MCMURRAY WILDFIRE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Urgent evacuation support, providing food, necessities and shelter for evacuee families, easing their stay in Edmonton.
EL NIÃ‘O SEVERE DROUGHT
Mobile health focused on medical care for mothers and children, combined with immediate water supply, building wells and hygiene training.
BIHAR FLOODS DISASTER
Providing food, safe drinking water, shelter and hygiene kits with focus on women, persons with disabilities or illness, orphans and elderly.
MOSUL CONFLICT DISPLACEMENT
Distributing non-food items and hygiene kits, reducing risk of disease and enabling displaced people to live with dignity during the cold winter.
Providing immediate access to food supplies, hygiene kits to families, combined with removing rubble from homes in four regions.
RAKHINE CRISIS RELIEF
Providing food packs and kitchen kits, foused on vulnerable and displaced women, children and elderly who are escaping violence.
8,500 INDIVIDUALS 13
NEELAM VALLEY CRISIS
Providing urgent shelter, bedding and warm clothing to displaced and most deprived families to survive the winter.
Providing 6 months of food packets, water trucking, mosquito nets, blankets and support for conflict affected displaced people.
LANDSLIDE FLOODS DISASTER
Helping those most vulnerable recover from extreme floods with food packs and gas cookers, combined with basic aid to disaster victims.
ALEPPO IS BURNING
Provision of medicine, fuel, 1159 tons of flour for daily bread, clean water, living essentials and hygiene kits for besieged families.
BENEFICIARIES 55,000 INDVS 12 HOSPITALS 8 BAKERIES
URGENT MEDICAL AID
Providing medicines and supplies for critical patients at 6 health facilities in tightly besieged regions affected by intense conflict.
CANADIAN COMMUNITY BUILDING BUILDING OUR COUNTRY UP THROUGH SERVICE AND POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS
Serving vulnerable youth through 6 projects to advance accessibility, counselling, education, livelihood, mentorships and wellness support.
Providing food insecure families with Ramadan food baskets, feeding the homeless through communal Iftars, and facilitating food bank operations.
6 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Supporting the training of five specialty paediatric fellows at SickKids Hospital to build a healthier future for Palestinian children.
Distributing welcome boxes with food and housing essentials for families, combined with community integration and social work support. Providing support for sponsors and counsellors of Syrian newcomers in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and the Yukon Territory.
5 PEDIATRIC SPECIALISTS
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY THROUGH EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE
TURKEY BUILDING ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FOR SYRIAN CHILDREN
Training courses for Syrian charities, focused on child protection, gender based violence prevention, management, proposal writing, and safety in a hostile environment.
Securing the education of vulnerable children, with a focus on teacher training, protection, wellbeing and psychosocial support.
SUPPORT FOR CONFLICT REFUGEES 5,557 STUDENTS & TEACHERS
Improving the protection environment for migrants through psychosocial counselling, training medical staff and training teachers in Tunisia.
240 HUMANITARIAN WORKERS
4,930 INDIVIDUALS 23
FOOD, NUTRITION & WATER INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO INCREASE FOOD SECURITY AND WATER SUFFICIENCY
REFUGEE RESPONSE Providing Syrian refugees located in various camps and shelters who have not received aid yet with food parcels containing all staples.
WATER AND FOOD SECURITY Supporting self sufficiency through solar system powered water sources, water management training, home gardens, seedling and tree nurseries, and construction centres.
BUILDING AGRICULTURAL RESILIENCE Supporting needy farmers with essential supplies such as hybrid seeds, fertilizers, and alternative agricultural knowledge to be able to survive and provide for their families.
PALESTINE MILK FOR PRESCHOOLERS Providing fortified milk and high energy biscuits to preschool children to combat malnutrition and improve health, along with awareness for mothers.
HEALTH AND MEDICAL Winterization LONG TERM SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY OF HEALTHCARE
SHELTER & HEALTH FOR ROHINGYA REFUGEES
NIGER MALARIA PREVENTION Year long prevention program against seasonal malaria which is the primary cause of mortality amongst children under five and pregnant women.
Centre for sick and stranded refugees to receive shelter, rehab and health education, coordinated with the local communities and government.
MOBILE HEALTH CLINICS
Reducing the risk of death and illness in conflict affected and remote communities by providing mobile health services and treatment.
37,800 INDIVIDUALS 26
180, 465 INDIVIDUALS
SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA
NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNITS
LIFE SAVING ASSISTANCE
Improving newborn health care and decreasing the mortality rate by providing two hospitals with better technology for their NICUs.
Providing 4 months worth of food and emergency health support for conflict affected communities in besieged areas.
NELSON MANDELA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Construction of a new Oncology Unit to increase accessibility to specialist care and improve the treatment of childhood cancer in Africa.
19, 047 INDIVIDUALS
1 CITY 27
RESOURCES FOR THE POOREST FAMILIES TO RUN THEIR OWN SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES
LIVELIHOOD SUPPORT FOR A BURDENED COMMUNITY Reducing heavy socio-economic burden through vocational training, skill-development, livestock distribution and management training.
ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR VULNERABLE FAMILIES
A BETTER LIFE FOR ABDUR RAKIB'S FAMILY Covering survival needs of an extremely poor Zakat recipient family with food security, rent, medical treatment and training for a sustainable livelihood.
Support for families entrenched in poverty to secure basic necessities and fulfill their most urgent needs.
PROTECTION FROM HARSH WINTER CONDITIONS FOR REFUGEE AND DISPLACED PEOPLE
WINTER SURVIVAL Protecting temporarily sheltered earthquake victims from harsh winter conditions, with blankets, warm clothing in accordance to the region, insulation foam, and stoves.
WINTER SURVIVAL Providing fuel, food, hygiene kits, and improving substandard shelters of people in camps who have not received enough assistance, to protect against severe climate conditions.
Distributing warm blankets, mattresses, fuel, solar lamps and plastic sheets according to community needs, to protect against harsh winter conditions.
BUILDING SAFER AND MORE EQUITABLE COMMUNITIES FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS
RASPBERRY FARMING Providing poverty stricken female headed households with relevant equipment, training, and land for raspberry planting.
Reducing unemployment and poverty through livestock and poultry keeping with full support and training, for female headed households.
Setup of poultry breeding for female headed households, with incubators, training and veterinary service, ensuring families can become economically independent.
FARMING AND FINANCIAL TRAINING
SOUTH SUDAN ALTERNATIVE FARMING TECHNOLOGY
Lifting poverty for female headed households through sustainable mushroom farming, combined with training of financial management in Islamic microfinancing.
Providing improved seedlings, water and tools to combat food insecurity and improve livelihood for women groups through solar farming.
PROTECTION FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS
Earned local community's trust to implement quality services for psycho-social support, gender equality, reproductive health, and prevention of sexual gender based violence.
Food items are procured locally within each country whenever possible to ensure that theyâ€™re appropriate for the recipients and beneficial to the economy. "We look up to Islamic Relief as our hope, because of them and Allah's blessings, we can fast in Ramadan. Every day when we break our fast, we pray to Allah to reward Islamic Relief with paradise."
FAMILIES WERE SUSTAINED THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF YOU
- Mother in Mali
Yemen - 1800 Syria - 1500 Sudan - 2000 South Sudan - 2000 Somalia - 2000 Pakistan - 1000 Niger - 1500 Mali - 1500 Malawi - 2000 Kenya - 2000 Ethiopia - 2000 Chad - 1500 Afghanistan - 1500
RAMADAN FOOD PACKS PROVIDING IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES WITH FOOD PACKETS FOR THE BLESSED MONTH 0
Family of 5-7
EACH FOOD PACKET CONTAINS 30 POUNDS OF FOOD AND SUSTAINS A FAMILY OF 5 - 7 PEOPLE 36
Afghanistan Chad Ethiopia Kenya Malawi Mali Niger Pakistan Somalia South Sudan Sudan Syria Yemen
Qurbani is among the first programs started by Islamic Relief in 1986, and recurs every year when Muslims around the world commemorate Eid-Ul-Adha and sacrifice livestock to feed the needy. The meat is distributed fresh, chilled or frozen, according to what is appropriate for the dietary culture of the region.
FAMILIES FELT THE JOY OF EID THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF YOU
While sourcing livestock we remain mindful of availability, cost, quality and the effect on local markets. In 2016 alone, the global Qurbani program served over 3,349,080 beneficiaries in 30 countries.
QURBANI BENEFICIARIES 2015
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AFGHANISTAN | 80 FAMILIES ALBANIA | 80 FAMILIES BANGLADESH | 250 FAMILIES BOSNIA | 100 FAMILIES CHAD | 500 FAMILIES CHECHNYA | 200 FAMILIES ETHIOPIA | 200 FAMILIES INDONESIA | 80 FAMILIES IRAQ | 125 FAMILIES
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JORDAN | 125 FAMILIES KENYA | 200 FAMILIES KOSOVO | 80 FAMILIES LEBANON | 80 FAMILIES MALAWI | 600 FAMILIES MALI | 600 FAMILIES NIGER | 700 FAMILIES PAKISTAN | 300 FAMILIES SOMALIA | 200 FAMILIES
SOUTH SUDAN | 80 FAMILIES SRI LANKA | 800 FAMILIES SUDAN | 200 FAMILIES SYRIA | 200 FAMILIES TUNISIA | 50 FAMILIES YEMEN | 100 FAMILIES ZIMBABWE | 200 FAMILIES
QURBANI/UDHIYA Kenya - 1100 Iraq - 750 India - 2750 Ethiopia - 1100 Egypt - 686 Chad - 1877 Canada - 1000 Bosnia - 399 Afghanistan - 610
SHARING THE JOY OF EID-UL-ADHA WITH THE POOREST OF THE POOR 0
610 399 1000
Family of 4-8
EACH PACKET IS 2-5 KILOGRAMS OF MEAT AND FEEDS A FAMILY OF 4-8 PEOPLE
750 1100 1363 643
Afghanistan Bosnia Canada Chad Egypt Ethiopia India Iraq Kenya Malawi Mali Myanmar Pakistan Palestine Somalia South Sudan Sudan Syria Yemen
ORPHAN SPONSORSHIP YOUR KINDNESS TRANSFORMS LIVES
Your sponsorships protect the well being, safety, health, education and social environments of orphaned children and youth. Your generosity allows for children to be individually supported, and improves family stability and sustainable development for the entire community.
NEW INITIATIVE EID GIFTS Bringing happiness and a sense of equality amongst children by gifting new clothing, shoes and school supplies. Focused on children who are most neglected because of poverty and loss, those with disabilities and special needs and those who are orphaned.
OUR SPONSORS SUPPORTED US SO THAT WE MAY BECOME SOMEONE IMPORTANT IN THE FUTURE. THEY HAVE GIVEN US EVERYTHING, AND THEY DID IT FOR GOD'S SAKE.
Afghanistan (521) Albania (32)
Bangladesh (461) Sudan (245) Sri Lanka (103)
South Africa (77) Chechnya (214)
THIS YEAR ISLAMIC RELIEF CANADA SPONSORED A TOTAL OF
Somalia (251) Palestine - West Bank (92)
Indonesia (87) Iraq (199)
Palestine - Gaza (1,169)
Jordan (99) Kenya (210) Kosovo (12) Lebanon (137) Mali (257) Pakistan (474)
Niger (203) 39
FINANCIALS 2016 STATEMENT OF REVENUE
OTHER $100,502 CANADIAN CHARITIES $1,112,386
DONATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC $19,162,052
GIFTS IN KIND $8,294,172
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES
FUNDRAISING $2,010,481 CHARITABLE PROGRAMS $26,467,370
INTERNATIONAL CHARITABLE PROGRAMS
CHILDREN IN NEED $3,340,157 DISASTER RELIEF $6,463,926
FEED THE NEEDY $3,468,901
DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS $7,371,955
ORPHAN SPONSORSHIP $4,640,320
Complete Financial Statements online â€“ www.islamicrelief.ca
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Published on May 18, 2017