Khalid Usman is a 27-year Markham resident and principal of his own chartered accountancy firm since 1985. As well, he has been an accomplished business professional, and Khalid is a passionate Canadian of Peshawar-Pakistan origin. He is one of Canada’s most prolific volunteers, peace activists and fundraisers. Driven by a passion for making a difference, he inspires others into action to support these worthy causes. Since the early 1970s, Khalid has spearheaded numerous successful fundraising efforts for community projects. The recent capital campaign for the expansion of Markham Stouffville Hospital is just one of these successes.In addition to Chairing the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, Khalid’s board and committee service includes: current Director of the Markham District Energy Board, and former Director of the Unionvilla Home Society Foundation and the Markham Board of Trade. As a beneficiary of and passionate supporter of Canadian multiculturalism, Khalid has devoted his adult life to the cause human dignity, social justice, interfaith understanding, and peace. These values are central to how Khalid approaches his community work. They are also reflected in the breadth of Khalid’s community work – from North America to Europe, and from Asia to Africa. Khalid loves people. He believes that regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, faith, or socio-economic status, each person deserves to be treated with respect, treated equally by local and international law to have equitable access to local and international resources and economic opportunities, and to be able to practice their faith (whatever it may be) free from fear and prejudice. He believes these are essential requirements for peace. For his extensive community service, Khalid he been recognized both provincially and internationally. He is the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship and the Tamgha-e-Khidmat - Pakistan’s equivalent to the Order of Canada. Here is GPCC's condensed edit of the 42 minute video from TAG TV:
Recently, TAG TV interviewed GPCC Board Member Khalid Usman for their 'Success Story' segment on their YouTube Channel. The insightful Urdu language interview is a great story of Khalid Usman's journey to Canada, his process of becoming a Chartered Accountant, and he also discusses Ziauddin Yousafzai and his work with Global Peace Centre Canada.