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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:

  • Event begins at 6:00 p.m.

  • Reception, Appetizers and Silent Auction, until 6:45 p.m.

  • Welcome Speech at 6:45 p.m.

  • Smudging Ceremony, Awards presentation, and Interfaith Speakers until 8:00 p.m.

  • Dinner, Silent & Life Auction at 8:00 p.m. 

  • Entertainment Performances at 9:00 p.m.

  • After party 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.


About One Love Canada

What is One Love Canada?

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

Some five 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!

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7th Annual


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND , 2019 at 6:00p.m.

Elite Banquet Hall

1850 Albion Rd

Etobicoke, ON  M9W 5S8

Tickets: $75.00 per/person

Click here to purchase.



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.

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.



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.



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.


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




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