Being located in one of the most culturally diverse catchments in the GTA brings opportunities to work with multi-cultural communities. Since 2011, the Humber River Hospital Foundation has established a strong partnership with the Muslim community built on mutual respect and the chance to learn from each other. Knowing sadaqa jaariya (everlasting charity) is a fundamental component of their values gave way to creating a unique group giving program with 11 mosques in support of the new Humber River Hospital. Working within this structure brings many rewards and challenges. Learn about the intricacies of navigating these relationships and having the opportunity to create a foundation for success that has seen key individuals elevate their status as donors to key volunteer leadership fundraisers.

Learning outcomes include:

- Partnering on a unique group giving program with this community
- Building a strong partnership and respecting cultural attributes
- Working as a team - from donor to volunteer leadership fundraiser
- Creating a foundation for future success

Shaykh Imran Ally

Muslim Friends of Humber

Imran Ally is the resident Imam and scholar of the TARIC Islamic Centre since 2000. For over 15 years he continues to serve Humber River Hospital as a volunteer Chaplain and he is one of the pioneering members of Muslim Friends of Humber, a group of eleven organizations dedicated to supporting Humber River Hospital. He serves on the Campaign Cabinet of The Foundation of Humber River Hospital.

Among Imam Ally's community engagements, he serves as:

  • Chaplain - Peel Regional Police
  • Member - Board of Directors, Canadian Multi-faith Federation
  • Member - National Advisory Board, Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities

Imam Ally promotes a balanced approach to faith that encourages community service, interfaith dialogue, and social justice for which he has received numerous accolades. He and his wife enjoy a happy marriage and they are blessed with three handsome young sons


Andrea Rennie

Manager, Development

Humber River Hospital Foundation

Andrea Rennie is the Manager, Development at the Humber River Hospital Foundation where she has worked since August 2010.  While the scope of her fundraising career has been primarily in healthcare, she spent 4 years at Seneca College working closely with the School of Fashion & Merchandising.  Leading a staff of 4 Major Gift Officers, Andrea manages outreach in support of a $225M capital campaign.  Located in Northwest Toronto, Humber River Hospital is proud to be a part of Canada’s most vibrant and ethnically diverse community providing exceptional patient care delivery in over 40 languages.  Over the last 3 years, Andrea has worked closely with the Muslim community, one of the most gratifying partnerships she has held during her tenure with the Foundation.