Imraan Khakoo has over 13 years of public sector experience with expertise in risk management, strategic planning, and organizational performance management. He currently works as a director of business planning & monitoring where he leads a team of over 60 employees.
Imraan is deeply passionate about public service and the work of community organizations and has a well-established record in organizational governance, leadership, and transparency initiatives. He holds advanced degrees in Applied Economics and Public Policy. Imraan currently lives in the Greater Toronto Area with his family.
Stephen Brown is a labour representative in Montreal and formerly served as the manager of the Concordia Student Union Advocacy Centre. He studied business technology management at Concordia University.
Stephen is deeply involved in the Quebec Muslim community working with several organizations to promote human rights, interfaith dialogue and Muslim youth initiatives. He also serves as an consultant helping community groups develop various advocacy initiatives and implement best practices.
Dr. Fariha Khan is a family physician in the Greater Toronto Area. She obtained her degrees from the University of Toronto and McMaster University. Dr. Khan is deeply involved in the GTA Muslim community and volunteers with a number of organizations.
Dr. Khan serves on the board
of Naseeha, is a member of the Muslim Medical Association of Canada and is actively involved in numerous community outreach and teaching programs. She is also an advisor on issues of mental health and poverty as a member of United Way of Peel Region's Public Policy Committee.
Khadija Haffajee, a retired schoolteacher and Ottawa resident, is a regular speaker on issues affecting Muslim communities in Canada and internationally. She continues to work with organizations to promote interfaith dialogue, the empowerment of women, spiritual counseling and the development of civil society
Aftab Sabir of Calgary is one of the original founders of the organization and obtained his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He also holds both the Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst professional designations. Aftab has worked in various finance capacities and is currently with a major telecommunications company as a senior manager.
Shahina Siddiqui is the founder and Executive Director of the Islamic Social Services Association based in Winnipeg. She is also the Chair of Islamic History Month Canada.
Shahina is active in the community as a member of the RCMP Commissioner’s National Advisory Committee on Diversity as well as the RCMP Commanding Officers’ Diversity Committee, D-Division in Manitoba. She has also served with several NGOs and community organizations in Winnipeg. In addition to her work with various organizations, Shahina contributes as a freelance writer, spiritual counsellor and public speaker.
Khalid is an Ottawa-based lawyer practicing in the areas of civil & commercial litigation, human rights law and national security law. He obtained his Law degree in 2005 from the University of Ottawa after acquiring a Commerce degree at the same institution.
He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, as well as bodies such as the Security Intelligence Review Committee and the Military Police Complaints Commission. Khalid was one of the lawyers who represented Canadian citizen Abousfian Abdelrazik in his successful bid to be repatriated from ...
Kashif Ahmed serves as Chair of the NCCM’s Board
of Directors. He is a Vancouver-based lawyer practising commercial litigation and corporate & securities law. He obtained his Law degree at the University of Saskatchewan and a Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Regina.
Kashif has over a decade of experience in public & legislative advocacy, media engagement and defending human rights & civil liberties. He is the organization’s first Board
Chair from western Canada.