IDRF Gala 2018

IDRF Gala 2018
Our signature fundraising event of the year, the IDRF’s 2018 Annual Gala, will be presented on Saturday, November 10th at 6 pm at the Pearson Convention Centre, in Brampton, Ontario. We are delighted to announce that our Keynote Speaker will be Mehdi Hasan, the renowned Oxford-educated journalist, broadcaster and author. This is also your chance to celebrate local heroes as the Gala will once again honor a few key people who have distinguished themselves by making invaluable contributions,...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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