Hosam Helal is a community leader and the popular Imam at the Muslim Association of Hamilton. Born in southern Egypt, Helal moved to Canada in 2002 when his father accepted a position as an Imam. During his time at the University of Toronto and through his involvement with the MSA, he switched from pursuing his medical studies to becoming an educated, relatable and passionate Imam. In 2013 he was awarded the Imam of the Year award at the annual Muslimfest in Mississauga.