Dr. Mohd Jamal Alsharif holds PhD in surgery and he is the founder and president of Humans for Peace Institution. He is the recipient of the Senate of Canada Sesquicentennial Medal, Province of Ontario volunteer award by Hon. Yasir Naqvi and by Lisa MacLeod and the Government of Canada by Anita Vandenbeld, Award by Council of Arab League Ambassadors in Canada, and many others.
Dr. Alsharif is a ‘super-volunteer’ in the local community. He volunteers yearly for Terry Fox Run for Cure, Army Run, Zombie Run for Humanity, Ottawa Run for Palestine, Ottawa Asian Fest, South Asian Festival, Chinese New Year Gala, Indian Festival, Festival Japan, Palestinian Festival, Capital Ukrainian Festival, Latin American Festival, Community Soccer Cup, and Shepherds of Good Hope.
As a recent immigrant, it’s amazing to see him not only thrive in Canadian society but also give back to the community and help other newcomers establish themselves. Now a prominent figure in the Chinese/Arabic/South Asian/Latin American/Ukrainian communities in Ottawa, he works closely with Canadians from all backgrounds to address social challenges. His recent efforts focus on Syrian newcomers by helping them integrate and give back to the community and volunteer for different causes such as CHEO, the Canadian Blood Services, and The Ottawa Inuit's Children Centre. His initiatives promote gender equality and empowerment of female immigrants as well as youth and children with PTSD.