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Omar Khamissa is NCCM’s Manager of Community Engagement. He was born and raised in Aurora, Ontario and has been involved with the Muslim community from a very young age. Since the age of fifteen, Omar has been engaging his community on various topics, bringing to light the issues affecting Canadian Muslims. He also served as a youth coordinator and headed up mosque fundraising committees until he went off to university. After graduating from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Economics, Omar built a career in sales and within a few years he became a Sales Director in the private sector. Omar previously served as NCCM’s Community Engagement Officer for the GTA.

Omar’s first passion has always been the community and he is dedicated to being a strong voice for Canadian Muslims. Omar also has a thriving social media presence and through hard work and dedication, he has become a social media influencer.  In his spare time, Omar enjoys spending time with his wife and family, and is an avid sports fan.