8th Annual


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Elite Banquet Hall

1850 Albion Rd

Etobicoke, ON  M9W 5S8

Tickets: $75.00 per/person or

             $130.00 per/couple


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An evening of celebration, awards, auction and entertainment with a dash of advocacy thrown in for good measure.
6:00 pm

Dress Code: Formal Attire

Colors: Any          

Program Details:

  • 6:00 p.m. Reception, Appetizers and Silent Auction

  • 6:45 p.m. Welcome Speech, MCs of the evening Dj Riyad Mohamed-Master of Ceremony, internationally celebrated, multiple award-winning media personality and Lubna Alli of U of T

  • 7:00 p.m. Dmitri Kanovich Presentation and Musical Performance - Founder of Looking at the Stars

  • 7:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony

  • 7:30 p.m. Dinner: Indian Halal Buffet

  • 8:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Hamid Slimi

  • 8:45 p.m. Awards Ceremony

  • 10.00 p.m. Silent Auction

  • 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m: Entertainment

  • Live Performance - Raj Naiken

  • DJ Navi - After party all night!

  • Door prizes


About One Love Canada

What is One Love Canada?

The One Love gala was inspired by Bob Marley’s song One Love!

Some eight years ago, when diversity chaplaincy was under threat, thanks to a Minister who thought otherwise, I was sitting distraught and this song was playing. I thought to myself that we must have an event that both celebrates our work with those incarcerated and advocates for the continuation of this crucial service. The name suited it so much as interfaith leaders and people from all walks of life joined us for an evening of much love!



Malcolm X Social Justice Award  

  • 2015 - Yasin Dwyer, former Chaplain at Corrections for 12 years.

  • 2016 - AbdurRashid Michael Taylor, longest standing Muslim Chaplain in Canada.

  • 2017 - Yusra Khogali, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter-Toronto, a spoken-word artist, and community organizer.

  • 2018 - Yusuf Faqiri, founder and brother of the Justice for Soli movement.

  • 2019 - Warren Gambino, ex-inmate who was released after 10 years in prison on evidence later found inadmissible.

  • 2020 - Bryan Rouse, Rastafarian Chaplain for 20 years in Canada.

Tayibah Taylor  Award   

  • 2015 - Tamara Fazal, successful reintegrated single mother.

  • 2016 - Shahina Siddiqui,  world renowned advocate against radicalization and racism.

  • 2017 - Bri-anne Swan, volunteer Pastor at Texas Institution for persons on death row.

  • 2018 - Elizabeth Rahman, co-founder of the Abraham Festival in Peterborough, ON.

  • 2019 - Orev R. Katz, Jewish Chaplain and Diversity Advocate.

  • 2020 - Kailey Oliver, serve a federal prison sentence for human trafficking.



Ghulam Sajan Award


  • 2015 - Ahmed HabHab, successful reintegrated youth offender.

  • 2016 - Ibrahim Downey, chaplain for Corrections Canada and former inmate.

  • 2017 - Imran Ally, chaplain Peel Police and Imam at TARIC Islamic Centre for 15 years.

  • 2018 - Shakiru Ishola, volunteer prison chaplain for Corrections Canada.

  • 2019 - Joseph Grmovsek, serve a federal prison sentence for insider trading.

  • 2020 - Andrea Tabnor, serve a  prison sentence related to gang crimes and the founder of J-F Unity BBQ and president of Jane and Finch Unity Organization.



Lyla Ali Education and Community Service Award   

  • 2017 - Rukya Omar, single mother and  student at University of Toronto who have demonstrated excellence in community service and academic achievements.

  • 2018 - Hodan Nayaleh, founder of Integration TV Media

  • 2019 - Joey Twins, advocate for injustices for Indigenous people.

  • 2020 - Andrea Page, youth mental health advocate and owner of Fitmom.


Carl Rayaz Jadunandan Humanitarian Award

  • 2017 - Tia Tariq, self funded volunteer who assists Syrian Refugees cross the globe

  • 2018 - Sadro Usman, founder of Interfaith Deeds and supporter of incarcerated family.

  • 2019 - Mohammed Motiar, former juvenile inmate

  • 2020 - Jordan Moyer, former inmate who serve a federal prison sentence.




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