UOSSM 7th Annual General Meeting | VIRTUAL 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Every year members UOSSM-Canada attend the AGM to share highlights of the previous year, provide updates on projects and the humanitarian situation, and strategies for moving forward. This is an opportunity to network with UOSSM-Canada members, strengthen our work, and empower the community of advocates dedicated to the cause.

This year we have two keynote speakers:

Forced Organ Harvesting by David Kilgour

David Kilgour- is the former Secretary of State for Latin America and Africa (1997-2002) and Asia-Pacific (2002-2003) in the cabinet of Prime Minister Jean Chretien. He represented south-east Edmonton in the House of Commons from 1979 to 2006 during eight Parliaments. He was born in 1941 in Winnipeg. Graduating from high school with the Governor General’s medal, he studied economics at the University of Manitoba and graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He later did doctoral studies in constitutional law at the Faculty of Law at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Mr. Kilgour’s passion for multi-party democracy, human rights and justice for all began in community service. He stepped down as a Member of Parliament in 2006 to become an advocate for human dignity and good governance internationally. He and David Matas were nominated in 2010 for the Nobel Peace Prize for their book, Bloody Harvest, and campaign to end party-state-run organ abuse across China. He is a volunteer at the Ottawa Mission for homeless men and a member of its Foundation. He is co-chair of the NGO Canadian Friends of a Democratic Iran, a Senior Fellow of both the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and the Macdonald Laurier Institute. He also sits on the boards of the Helsinki-based First Step Forum, Ethiopiaid Canada, the Educational Foundation of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians, and the session of Westminster Church. Along with travel, music and writing, he loves biking. He is married to Laura Scott Kilgour. They have three daughters and a son and live in Ottawa.

A community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic by Dr. Hussain Aleem from MMAC

Aleem Hussain is a family physician practicing in Markham, ON and a lecturer for the department of family and community medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the President of the board of directors for the Muslim Medical Association of Canada and a Director for Penny Appeal Canada.

Humanitarian Recognition Awards

Every year during the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors present this award in recognition of individuals who have shown determination and integrity in addressing humanitarian challenges and their contributions in charitable activities.  This award celebrates the work and leadership of recipients as a means to inspire others to pursue humanitarian goals.

Congratulations to the Award recipients: 

  • Canadian Medical Foundation
  • Dr. Aliya Khan
  • Dr. Tim Cuddy
  • David Kilgour
  • Islamic Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)
  • MP Iqra Khalid
  • MP Sven Spengemann
  • Minister Omar Alghabra


AGM Recording

David Kilgour- Forced Organ Harvesting

Dr. Hussain Aleem- A community responds to the COVID-19 pandemic

AGM Part 1- Opening statement, MP remarks and UOSSM Impact Presentation 

AGM Part 2- Humanitarian Awards

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