Muslim Millennials Breaking Barriers for Human Dignity

CALGARY, Nov. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - IDRF is breaking down barriers on a global and local scale to ensure that all people around the world live with Dignity. On Nov 26, IDRF (the International Development and Relief Foundation) Dignity Tour lands in Calgary after launching this innovative networking series in Toronto and Vancouver on Sept 30 and Nov 4 respectively.  The Tour is a series of events promoting social-awareness that aim to engage Muslim millennials & socially-conscious individuals across Canada in learning about the local and global work of IDRF, with a particular focus on emergency and disaster relief work alongside their development projects.

Each event showcases a different sector of IDRF's mandate. Emergency and Disaster Relief, with an eye to Impacts on Refugee Mental Health, will feature at the Dignity Tour in Calgary's Kahanoff Conference Centre at 6:30 p.m. on Nov 26.

A series of short talks given by local star guests like Colette DeJordy, Team Lead of the Refugee Support Team at the Kensington Commons Church and Rashmeet Dhillon, Assistant Communications Director at Outrun the Stigma. We will also hear from a Syrian Refugee Family who very graciously offered to share their experience of fleeing Syria and resettling in Canada with attendees.

Our MC is local community advocate and IDRF's Calgary Youth Chapter Secretary, Kohawar Khan, and we are delighted to announce that Pakistani-Canadian Muslim politician, MLA Anam Kazim of Calgary-Glenmore, will be in attendance.  She is the second South Asian to be elected to Alberta's Legislative Assembly.

Delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served while attendees are invited to network with our esteemed guests. Attendees will also be encouraged to register teams for IDRF's upcoming Dignity Walk, a sponsored charity walk to raise funds for IDRF's global programming, in May 2017. (Please see

About IDRF:

IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) is a Canadian registered charitable organization dedicated to empowering the disadvantaged people of the world. IDRF provides effective humanitarian aid and sustainable development programs, without discrimination, based on the Islamic principles of human dignity, self-reliance, and social justice. (

SOURCE International Development & Relief Foundation

For further information: For Media inquiries contact: Farheen Khan, Director, Fund Development & External Affairs, International Relief & Development Foundation (IDRF), | 289-926-1850


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