DIRECTOR & HONORARY PATRON

IMAM DR. ABDUL HAI PATEL

Imam Abdul Hai Patel is the Founder and Past Coordinator of the Canadian Council of Imams representing the Muslim religious leadership. He is currently a Director of Interfaith Relations.

Imam Patel has been serving as an Imam and Community Leader for more than 50 years in Canada. He is a Trustee of Toronto District School Board for Ward 21 and has served as a Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (1999- 2005). He is also a Founding Member of MCASS and several Inter-faith groups active in interfaith dialogue and training.

Imam Patel is a Recipient of Governor General’s and Ontario Government’s awards for Community Service and a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient. He holds a Doctorate from the Canadian Institute of Islamic Studies.