In 1995, a small group of volunteers in Toronto, with a strong belief in and commitment to the principles that guide the work of Kahrizak Charity Foundation in Iran, organized and established Kahrizak Foundation of Canada. Their goal was to raise funds and make financial contributions to Kahrizak Charity Foundation in Iran with a focus on MS patients, as well as to raise awareness within the community about this organization through various means.
Kahrizak Foundation of Canada is not affiliated with any religious or political group. It achieved registered charity status in 2000 and has since been able to pursue its fundraising activities with more vigour.
Since its inception, Kahrizak Foundation of Canada has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through events such as bazaars, gala dinners, concerts, ladies nights and walks.
Kahrizak Foundation of Canada has a five-member board of directors who organize and oversee fundraising campaigns, work of volunteers and the overall management of the foundation.
Kahrizak Foundation of Canada operates with a minimum overhead cost. All individuals work on voluntary basis, minimizing costs through personal means and over 95% of funds raised are directly sent to Kahrizak Charity Foundation in Iran.
It is our mission to mobilize the generosity of donors and power of volunteers in support of Kahrizak Charity Foundation in Iran
To raise public awareness about the work of Kahrizak Charity Foundation in Iran and its unique approach to caring for the elderly, disabled and MS patients with limited or no family and/or financial support.
- To support the work of Kahrizak Charity Foundation in Iran through fundraising initiatives in Canada, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area.
- To foster and nurture volunteer work, particularly among young people and encourage empathy for the less fortunate
- To promote the spirit of generosity and sharing as a means achieving personal wellbeing.
- To expand the large Kahrizak family within Canada