Founding Members

Founding President Canadian Global Care

Consulting Physician, Chronic Pain Centre, Site Medical lead Age Care

Immediate Past President Alberta Medical Association, Section of Chronic Pain

Has been actively involved in supporting the Midland Medical Institute at grassroots level

Engaged philanthropists in all major cities of Canada to support humanitarian causes

Has visited Muzafarabad several times to overlook the functioning of the Institute

She is the recipients of many prestigious awards

Aziz Karachiwala is one of the founding members of CGC and also it’s Trustee.

Currently, he is Director of Finance in one of the leading property management companies. Mr. Karachiwala has significantly contributed to the organization with his wisdom and guidance.

He is a very successful businessman and a well-known philanthropist who is actively involved with other charitable organizations. His goal is to constantly contribute to society and give back to the community.

Founding Trustee Canadian for Global Care since 2009

Vice Chair of Calgary Stampede

Downtown Attraction Sub-Committee

Executive of Calgary Grey Cup Committee

Volunteer with Mustard Seed, Feed the Hungry, United Way

Saba received her paralegal diploma from CDI College in 1993, as well a certificate in Contract Management from Mount Royal University in 2011. Saba has over Fifteen (15) years experience as a legal assistant assisting various lawyers in corporate, and commercial law, wills and estates, family matters, real estate, franchise matters and oil and gas lease agreements. Saba is currently employed at Franklin Templeton Investments as a Trust Officer. She takes pride in her accomplishments and credits her former supervisors for her success. In addition, Saba volunteers and is one of the founding members of Canadian for Global Care Society of Alberta.

Board of Trustees

Aziz Karachiwala is one of the founding members of CGC and also it’s Trustee.

Currently, he is Director of Finance in one of the leading property management companies. Mr. Karachiwala has significantly contributed to the organization with his wisdom and guidance.

He is a very successful businessman and a well-known philanthropist who is actively involved with other charitable organizations. His goal is to constantly contribute to society and give back to the community.

Mr. Raj is a professional Engineer with extensive experience in Cost Estimation and Project Controls for oil & amp; gas projects. He has worked with Klöckner (KHD), SABIC, Bantrel, Jacobs Canada and Devon in management positions.  He moved to Canada in 1998 and since, has served as the Director of Region 1 (AACE Canada President) and President of AACE Chinook‐Calgary Section. He is active in various social and charitable organizations and is also the founder of the Senior Citizens Club, a Charitable institute, in Udaipur, India.

Founding President Canadian Global Care

Consulting Physician, Chronic Pain Centre, Site Medical lead Age Care

Immediate Past President Alberta Medical Association, Section of Chronic Pain

Has been actively involved in supporting the Midland Medical Institute at grassroots level

Engaged philanthropists in all major cities of Canada to support humanitarian causes

Has visited Muzafarabad several times to overlook the functioning of the Institute

She is the recipients of many prestigious awards

Well respected as a successful Business man in Calgary. He has served as Vice President for Canadian Global Care and has managed the accounts for the organization for the past several years. Mr. Mazhar is a philanthropist and supports many humanitarian projects. He has visited the Midland Medical Institute to monitor the impact and proper utilization of donations.

Mr. Mazhar Malik has a degree in Business and has worked for Petro Canada as an ARL for 16 years. He has worked as an entrepreneur in Pakistan, where he owned a Cotton Ginning factory.

Mr. Malik Hemani is a successful entrepreneur and Philanthropist based in Vancouver. He has been supporting Canadian Global Care in health-related projects and has significantly contributed towards the set up of the Pediatric department and eye department. Most recently he has funded the solar panel installation at the Midland Medical Institute, he recently visited the site with the CGC team.

Executive Board

Dr. Sarah Makhdoom, MBBS, CCFP, FCFP President, Canadian Global Care for the last 2 years.

She brings to the organization her 20+ years of volunteering and relationship skills in Rural, Regional, and Provincial Healthcare as well as International Development.

She is practicing Family Medicine and Hospital Medicine in High River Hospital since 2003.

She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Calgary and has won many awards for her teaching.

Dr. Magali Robert is a Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She has been associated with CGC since the last 4 years. She is the Medical Director of the Calgary Chronic Pain Program. With a strong interest in research, she is an advocate in women’s health with a focus in pelvic medicine and chronic pain.  Her passion for women’s health, has led to overseas travel and productive initiatives in Nepal, Laos, Ghana and Tanzania.  When not working, Magali spends time with her family exploring the great outdoors.

Have master’s degree in Economics. Working for Petro-Canada as an ARL for the last 10 years. Sabiha has  been a dedicated Director with Canadian Global Care for the last 10 years.

During this time she has actively organized multiple events and has been the most successful Director in terms of raising funds for the Midland Doctors Medical Institute and the Calgary Interfaith food bank. Sabiha has a dynamic personality and is very well known and liked in the community. She has visited the Midland Medical Institute with the team and is very involved in making a difference to the vulnerable population in our global and local communities.

The University of Calgary Alumni did her master of Engineering In project Management.

Has been instrumental to connect Refugee clinic Calgary and Canadians for Global care Grant for newcomers in Calgary.

Have been working with CGC since 2010. Has been University of Calgary Chapter president. Has successfully led the youth and helped with the organization of the pain run.

Shakeel Ahmed has been a long standing community volunteer and activist since his arrival in Canada two decades ago. He has coordinated his efforts with multiple organizations including The Canadian National Institute for Blinds (CNIB ), The Mustard Seed and various other organizations.

Shakeel has contributed immensely to volunteerism since he made Canada his home in 2002.  This generosity of time and kindness continued during the difficult COVID times.  Shakeel goes out of his way to help people in the community and is truly deserving of this award and recognition. He is a true role model and unsung hero that everyone should aspire to be like. His genuine kindness and generosity to the neediest knows no bounds.

He has also worked as a professional translator from English to Urdu and he has provided translation services to AHS, MRU, City of Calgary and various Not-for-profit organizations, federal and provincial political parties.

Shazia works as branch manager in Calgary, Her qualifications include a Masters in Science and Bachelors in education.

Her passion is to help people in the community.

She strives towards CGC’s goal of giving everyone a chance to live a happy and healthy life.

Azhar Syed has over 25 years of engineering and project management experience augmented by a Master’s in Engineering from University of Toronto (1998) and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo (2004). Currently, he is working with the largest Canadian Oil and Gas Company, Suncor Energy for the last 14 years.

Azhar Syed has served on the executive committee on several non-profit organizations like United Way, Toastmaster International, Muslim Council of Calgary and APEGA Fort McMurray Chapter.

A highly skilled listener and communicator, able to assess stakeholder needs and convey necessary information with clarity and enthusiasm.

He possesses top-notch analytical, technical, interpersonal, planning, problem solving and decision-making skills for leading projects/events with a high degree of independence.

Azhar Syed is a team leader possessing a strong sense of commitment and enthusiasm for community work.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill

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