Toronto Imam Shaykh Imran Ally, the first Muslim chaplain of the Peel Regional Police (PRP), is the first PRP chaplain to achieve certification from the Canadian Police Chaplains Association and the first Imam and Muslim chaplain in Canada to receive this certification.
“I am extremely grateful to PRP for giving me this great opportunity to achieve this unique certification. It will definitely enhance my professionalism as an Imam to serve the Muslim community along with my continued chaplaincy expertise to first responders, in shaa Allah,” said Imam Ally.
In 1983, the Ontario Police Chaplain Association (OPCA) was formed however in 1992, the OPCA became a national organization and was renamed the Canadian Police Chaplains Association (CPCA).
On October 26, Imam Ally also received the chaplain of the year award from Badge of Life Canada (BOLC). This was in recognition for his continued service to first responders.
BOLC is a peer-led, charitable volunteer organization. Also, It is committed to supporting police and corrections personnel who are dealing with psychological injuries diagnosed from service.
Peel Regional Police is the third-largest police service in Ontario. It is also the fourth largest municipal police service in Canada.
It serves the Region of Peel which has over 1.4 million residents. Also the Pearson International Airport which sees an estimated 35 million people pass through every year.
Shaykh Imran Ally is the current Imam of the TARIC Islamic Centre in Toronto, a position he has held since 2000 making him among one of the longest-serving Imams at a mosque in Toronto.