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ICNA Relief Canada donates $70,000 to assist in the COVID-19 response


March 24, 2020 - Media Releases

ICNA Relief Canada donates $70,000 to assist in the COVID-19 response

ICNA Relief Canada announced a donation of $70,000 to William Osler Health System Foundation (Osler Foundation) to be used towards purchasing equipment, like ventilators and intensive care unit beds, to support William Osler Health System’s (Osler) Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

“We are grateful for the support of ICNA Relief Canada,” said Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, Osler Foundation. “Now more than ever, our community must rally together behind our health care workers and our hospitals. Donations, such as the one made today, help give our frontline workers the tools they will need to save lives.”

ICNA Relief Canada has started a campaign to support those impacted by COVID-19. They are supporting hospitals with monetary donations to help purchase life saving equipment, providing food baskets to people who are vulnerable and isolated, and offering counselling services via phone or online.

“ICNA Relief Canada is pleased to support Osler as they mobilize for the challenges ahead,” said Ijaz Tahir, Chair, ICNA Relief. “Through this donation, we are helping to realize our mission to provide an immediate response during times of disaster and to implement programs that alleviate human suffering.”

Donations made now to Osler Foundation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by Steve Robinson, Wealth Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities, as part of Osler Foundation’s #HealthcareHeroes Campaign. To donate, or to learn more about how you can show your support to our community’s #HealthcareHeroes, please visit

ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM and FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System is a hospital system, which includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness and Etobicoke General Hospital, and serves 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke and surrounding communities within the Central West region. Osler’s emergency departments are among the busiest in Canada and its labour and delivery program is one of the largest in the province. William Osler Health System Foundation seeks to create a healthier community through giving by inspiring its communities to invest in exceptional health care close to home.

ABOUT ICNA RELIEF CANADA: ICNA Relief Canada is a department of ICNA Canada, working in the field of community and social development. The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is federally registered in Canada as a charitable organization and since 1970 we have built a widely respected reputation through our community welfare work. ICNA Relief Canada is dedicated to reaching out at home and abroad through a wide range of aid and rehabilitation projects; in particular, we endeavour to respond effectively to victims of natural disasters, wherever they occur.

Photo: Ijaz Tahir, Chair, ICNA Relief, presents a cheque for $70,000 to Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation, to be used towards purchasing equipment for the hospitals’ COVID-19 response.