Media Advisory - Muslim business leaders create $1M fund for Veteran families in partnership with True Patriot Love Foundation

TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - In response to the tragic event in Ottawa that shook our nation, two prominent Muslim Canadian business leaders are partnering with the True Patriot Love Foundation to create the Salaam-TPL Fund. This special fund has the goal to raise $1M in support of the needs of Canadian Veterans and military families.

Mohamad Fakih (CEO, Paramount Fine Foods) and Kashif Khan (CEO, The K. Khan Group) are launching the fund by donating $100K, and are challenging other Muslim business leaders to help support the $1M goal.

"Salaam" means peace in Arabic and is the traditional greeting for Muslims. In this spirit, the partnership will provide the Muslim community with a channel to demonstrate their pride and support for Canada's Veterans and military families.  


Launch of Salaam-TPL Fund, a $1M fund established by Paramount Fine Foods, The K Khan Group and True Patriot Love

Special cheque presentation to True Patriot Love Foundation and the Salaam-TPL Fund


Michael Burns, Vice-Chair and Co-Founder of True Patriot Love Foundation

Mohamad Fakih, CEO, Paramount Fine Foods

Kashif Khan, CEO, The K. Khan Group

Representative  of the Canadian Military


Monday, November 10, 2014, 11:00 am


Masjid Toronto, Toronto 

168 Dundas Street West, Toronto


About Paramount Fine Foods
Paramount Fine Foods is Canada's fastest growing halal Middle Eastern restaurant chain. The company sources only the freshest products for its authentic recipes. All restaurants have been certified halal by the ISNA Halal Certification Agency. Paramount employs over 800 staff members within 11 restaurant locations in Southern Ontario, a gourmet butcher shop, food factory, food truck and new Fresh East franchise. For additional information and restaurant locations, visit

About The K Khan Group
Led by CEO and serial entrepreneur Kashif Khan, The K. Khan Group consists of several successful businesses serving loyal clients within multiple markets, including venture capital, luxury jewellery and fine watches, live auctions, public relations and marketing and real estate development. The K. Khan Group serves high-profile and internationally recognized clients. For more information, visit

About True Patriot Love
True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) is a national charity that honours the sacrifices of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans and their families in both times of peace and conflict. TPL funds unique programs and innovative research in the areas of mental health, physical rehabilitation, family support and veteran transition. TPL is also committed to changing the conversation about our nation's veterans, hosting an annual multinational symposium and organizing ambitious global expeditions. Since 2009, True Patriot Love has raised more than $18 million to support military charities across Canada.  For more information, please visit


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