Ismaili Muslims in the News: John Halani, Rossbina Nathoo winners of Top 25 Canadian Immigrants award

Canadians choose Top 25 Canadian Immigrants

First national award for immigrants results in more than 10,000 votes

TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ – A human rights defender, a filmmaker and a scientist are among the winners of the first-ever Top 25 Canadian Immigrants awards. The national awards program, which is being presented by Canadian Immigrant magazine and sponsored by RBC, seeks to uncover and celebrate the untold stories and remarkable achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants and inspire others.

The winners were selected by more than 10,000 Canadians who voted online for their favourites. Winners will be honoured this week in Vancouver (May 25) or Toronto (May 28) at ceremonies hosted by Citizenship and Immigration


Rossbina Nathoo of Calgary, AB, from Uganda volunteers with many community organizations and founded F.O.C.U.S. on Seniors (Friendship, Opportunities, Community Involvement, Unity and Synergy).

John Halani of Vancouver, BC, from Uganda founded the Ethno Business Council and owns two hotels often used as temporary accommodations for newcomers landing in Vancouver. The philanthropist is also consul general for Uganda.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

One thought

  1. YAM,
    I am proud of both of YOU!!


    while i was voting for Rossbina i did not know of John on the list, and i wished for at least 1 ismaili on the winner list, now i have 2 i am feeling more than lucky. i am very proud of having my ismaili spiritual siblings on the winner list on such a nationwide competition.

    wish both of YOU all the BEST.

    Kabul – AFG


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