About Us

OBAT Canada is volunteer-driven, which means we are able to maximize the effectiveness of your donations by putting 100% of your contributions towards our programs. Our minimal administrative costs are to ensure programs run as intended and efficiently; these costs are covered by a group of dedicated donors.

OBAT Canada is a charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (under the Canadian Income Tax Act, R.S.C. 1985, registration number 738523695RR0001). All donations made to us are eligible for a Canadian tax deductible donation receipt. 

OBAT Canada is an independent charitable organization that works closely with OBAT Helpers USA, originally formed as a family initiative by Anwar and Afshan Khan. OBAT’s name is derived from the first letters of their parents’ names. We encourage our US-based supporters to donate to OBAT Helpers USA.


To create an empathetic and informed understanding among Canadians about poor, vulnerable and neglected communities locally and in South Asia; and to introduce opportunities for self-empowerment to those communities.


To provide access to basic human needs, health care and quality education to impoverished communities in South Asia and Canada.

Core Values

Humanity: We serve indigent communities with compassion, dignity and ongoing presence.

Connectedness: We authentically engage in the challenges and successes of the individuals we support, and disseminate their narratives.

Accountability: We are committed to transparency and accountability to all stakeholders by engaging in effective communication. Stakeholders include OBAT Canada’s team, volunteers, donors, partners and the populations we support.

Integrity: OBAT Canada insists on ethical consciousness of cultural contexts, local structures and our own interactions and behaviours.

Our Volunteer Team

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