The imam of the center is Sheikh Ali Sobayti He was born in the holy city of Najaf in Iraq. He started his religious studies in Lebanon then Iran.
He immigrated to Montreal Canada in 1988 and went back to Qom, Iran, to continue his religious studies. Few years after he came back to Canada to serve the community. He founded several associations and community centers all across Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Windsor, Niagra Falls, Vancouver, Edmonton). He is the author of several articles and books. He is presently the Imam of El-Hidaya Association and Centre Communautaire Musulman de Montreal (CCMM). Active member of several committees and bodies involved in the community and religious activities across North America.