Our History

And whoever saves a life, it is as if he has saved mankind entirely.

Qur’an 5:32

Established in 2007 by a small team of three staff, Islamic Relief Canada now marks a decade of relief and service. Because of your support, we have since become Canada’s largest Muslim charity.

From just two projects years ago to over 270 life saving projects today, you have touched the lives of over 30,000,000 people all around the world.

In line with Islamic teachings on the value of every human life, we provide this assistance to the whoever needs us most, regardless of race, religion or gender.

Together, we have made the difference through programs that dramatically improve the quality and accessibility of food, water, hygiene, healthcare, education, livelihood and sustainable development.

 Islamic Relief′s first office in Birmingham, UK – 1984

Islamic Relief′s first office in Birmingham, UK – 1984