Mohamed Labidi est l'un des leaders de la communauté musulmane de la ville de Québec. Il a été président du Centre culturel islamique du Québec (CCIQ) de 2009 à 2015 et de 2017 à 2018. Il est originaire de la Tunisie, Ingénieur horticole de formation avec maitrise en agronomie de l’Université de Tunis et doctorat en Microbiologie et biotechnologie de l’Université Laval.
M. Labidi a travaillé en recherche pour l'Université McGill et l’INRS santé au Québec. Il est actuellement homme d’affaire, fonctionnaire fédéral à la ville de Québec et membre du conseil d’administration du CCIQ.
Mohamed Labidi is one of the ...
Khadija Cajee is a Toronto-based entrepreneur, corporate advisor, educator, and mother. Having grown up in apartheid South Africa, she has extensive experience working for social justice, human rights and civil rights.
Khadija was one of the lead organizers for the No Fly List Kids Coalition, an advocacy group of Canadian families who successfully lobbied the government for changes to Canada's no-fly list system after their children were victims of 'false positive' identification by the no-fly list.
Activist. High school teacher. Writer. Mother.
Nadia Naqvi is an avid advocate for minority rights, particularly Muslims. As a Quebecer, she has been vocal in her opposition to the CAQ government’s Bill 21, the “Secularism Law” which bans public sector workers from wearing religious symbols while at work.
As a high school teacher with the Lester B. Pearson School in Montreal, she has sat on many committees such as the Intercultural Advisory Committee. She has created and implemented workshops and presentations on racism, islamophobia and bullying. She is the co-founder of the first ever, Quebec Muslim’s Teachers Association.
Hindia Mohamoud has close to 20 years of experience with building community solutions through research, partnership development, and program design. She is the Director of the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership, where she facilitates the establishment and implementation of community-wide vision and strategy for improving the settlement and integration of immigrants in Ottawa.
Previously, Hindia was the director of research at the Social Planning Council and the director of impact and investment at United Way/Centraide Ottawa. She holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Ottawa. Hindia is widely engaged with local social ...
Sikander Hashmi is an imam, writer, teacher and marketer based in Ottawa. He is the Imam at the Kanata Muslim Association where he serves a diverse Muslim population. Trained for a decade in the classical Islamic sciences, Imam Sikander completed a journalism degree at Concordia University as well as a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University.
He previously served as the imam at the Islamic Society of Kingston. While in Kingston, he served as a member of the Kingston Whig-Standard’s editorial board. Imam Sikander continues to write on a freelance basis and has been published in The Globe and Mail, the ...
Imam Dr. Hamid Slimi is a community developer, a teacher and a spiritual leader who has been serving Muslims in Canada since 1997. He is currently a professor of Islamic Studies at the Canadian Centre for Deen Studies and UIN university in Indonesia. In addition to his traditional Islamic degrees known as Ijazah, he holds two Masters degrees with High Honors from Morocco and the United States, and a PhD in Islamic Law from the U.K.
Dr. Slimi is the Imam and resident scholar of Sayeda Khadija Centre in Mississauga, ON since 2009. He is also the former chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams. Dr. Slimi has been featured by Georgetown ...
Uzma Jalaluddin writes a culture and parenting column for The Toronto Star. Her debut novel, AYESHA AT LAST, was published by HarperCollins to critical praise, and was nominated for several awards including the Toronto Book Awards and the Stephen Leacock medal. Uzma has appeared on Cityline, The Social, CBC radio and NPR, speaking about diverse literature and the importance of inclusive stories.
In addition to writing, Uzma is a high school teacher in the GTA, where she also lives with her husband and two sons.
Imam Yasin Dwyer was born to parents of Jamaican heritage in Winnipeg. He is the executive director of Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto. Before joining Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto, he was a part of the multi-faith chaplaincy team at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Imam Yasin has lectured extensively on topics such as religion and the arts, Black Canadian culture and the history of Muslims in the West.
Along with working alongside many non-profit organizations in Canada, Imam Yasin was the first full-time Muslim chaplain to work with the Correctional Service of Canada, a position he held for 12 years. He is also a board member of the ...
Jasminka Kalajdzic is an associate professor of law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. She joined in 2009 after twelve years of private law practice as a civil litigator. Professor Kalajdzic served as Associate Dean in 2016-17. She completed both her LLB and LLM at the University of Toronto. Her current research focuses on access to justice, class actions, and legal ethics.
Professor Kalajdzic has published two books and a number of recent peer-reviewed articles. In July 2014, she was appointed to her second three-year term as a member of the Law Foundation of Ontario's Class Proceedings Committee, and in 2013, to the Law ...
Award-winning Poet Laureate Ahmed Ali, better known as Knowmadic, is a multi disciplinary artist, community organizer, public speaker and youth worker from Edmonton, AB who has dedicated his time to enabling and empowering diverse communities around the world.
Ahmed's poetry has been featured in anthologies in North America and is taught in schools across Canada. He is passionate about the arts, education and emphasizes the importance of equitable representation on all levels of government.