Skate4Rohingya – Embracing Canadian Values

I often think of what my life would like be if my parents didn’t come to Canada. I take pride and remind myself of what a blessing it is to be in this country. A country largely protected by some of the humanitarian crisis that we unfortunately too often see on our social media feeds. We are a country known globally to consist of friendly people who say “sorry” and “eh” in everyday speech. Being Canadian, I can proudly can say, we are more than just friendly. We are a country that embraces diffe...

The Most Vulnerable of the Vulnerable

by Muhammad Munshi "A nation's greatness is determined by how it treats its weakest members." This statement has been attributed to many great people throughout history. It is a universal truth that is no less important in today's complex world.  Thinking globally, refugees are among the world's most vulnerable people. The UNHCR estimates that 1 out of every 113 people in the world are currently refugees. Amidst a background of war and dislocation, the lack of a stable home or future exac...

Canadian Values

by Tayyab Rashid The Sunday morning roads of Toronto were empty and eerily salient. I felt an uncomfortable calm as I approached Ahmed’s apartment. I was also excited, despite red tape, a friend of mine was able to secure this gently used iMac for Ahmed, a Syrian refugee who recently arrived with his wife and young son. I called Ahmed. Minutes later, Ahmed appeared. He greeted me with a hug and mid-air kiss on my both cheeks…I found it bit unusual; Ahmed is not a hugger. I should have, but ...

IDRF Polo Tournament 2016

IDRF Polo 2016
SUNDAY  AUGUST  28, 2016, 2 pm - 4 pm MARKHAM FAIRGROUNDS Join us for a fun-filled afternoon on august 28th and experience the majesty of the “sport of kings”. Why attend the Polo match? Here are three reasons why it’s a great way to spend your afternoon. It’s a great opportunity to: See a live professional polo match with horses & clubs and to meet and greet the players and horses after it’s all over. Network with likeminded professionals! Spend a fun filled afternoon with...

IDRF Annual Gala 2016

IDRF Gala 2016
LE PARC 8432 Leslie Street, Thornhill, ON L3T 7M6   HELP US CELEBRATE THE REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS OF CANADIANS On Friday October 21, 2016, we will host our Annual Gala at Le Parc Dining & Banquet. This year’s Annual Gala will be particularly special as it will be the launch of IDRF’s celebrations for Canada’s 150th Anniversary. We plan to bring people from diverse backgrounds, including indigenous friends, to celebrate together and to honor Canadians who are making positive cont...