Over the last two & half decades, since Satish immigrated to Canada, he has been actively engaged in what he terms as “social re-engineering” whereby he assists newcomers by counseling and mentoring. He has helped newcomers to Canada–irrespective of their ethnic origins–to understand their talents and utilize these talents by venturing into businesses.“I believe in the adage that it’s better to teach a man to fish instead of giving him food. Charity will solve an immediate problem, but creating the spirit of entrepreneurship in a newcomer will help the person prosper.”
His philanthropic initiatives and involvement include
- Indo-Canadian Friends of Osler
- Thank you Meals
- Lions Club
Indo-Canadian Friends of Osler
In recognition of his contributions to the Indo-Canadian community, and to the fabric of the Canadian society, the William Osler Health System Foundation asked him to head the drive to raise resources from the Indo-Canadian community. As the Chair of the Indo-Canadian Friends of Osler, Satish along with friends announced to raise a $1-million donation to William Osler Health System (Osler) hospitals in 2014 and completed the pledge at the Butterfly Soiree gala on 12 February 2017 attended by over 500 prominent Indo Canadians. The Butterfly Soiree Gala raised$500k and a $1million drive was completed in three years.
Satish joined hands with his friends to raise funds for Yuvraj Singh Foundation in August 2019, when Yuvraj Singh visited Canada to participate in the GT20 cricket tournament in Toronto. YouWeCan is a Cancer Charity in India.
Satish is a part of the local Lions Club involved in various fundraisers, food drives,s and tree plantation activities.
THANK YOU MEALS
To respond to the havoc of the Covid-19 pandemic, Satish and the core team of CIF, launched the Thank You Meals drive whereby the Foundation provided free meals to frontline healthcare workers and other personnel such as police officials and firemen and women; to extend sincere gratitude to true heroes who pushed back their fears and provided succour to those who were most in need.
Satish is a part of the local Lions Club involved in various fundraisers, food drive and tree plantation activities.