24 results for group: staff


Manal Alsaieq

Manal Alsaieq is a linguistics graduate from Concordia University. Her academic background has fueled her passion for discovering new languages and understanding their mechanics. Prior to joining NCCM, Manal held a position in the banking sector, where she managed a team dedicated to fraud prevention. Alongside her professional career, she has been actively involved in volunteering within the local Montreal Muslim community, contributing to meaningful initiatives that positively impact people's lives. Joining NCCM as an administrative assistant has allowed Manal to merge her professional expertise with her personal values, emphasizing her commitment ...

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Theirno Diallo

Thierno holds a BA in Linguistics & Translations from Kuwait University, a Diploma in Communications and Media Studies at Algonquin College, Ottawa, and a Degree in Political Science from Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax. He also has over 10 years of teaching experience across several countries, including in elementary and secondary schools, as well as adult program in various community centres. Thierno also has a wealth of experience in community engagement with various community leaders, youth, human rights activists and environmental advocates. He believes passionately in social justice where taking collective action for ...

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Nabeel Hameed

Nabeel Hameed was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has lived in Calgary for most of his life. Throughout his university career, Nabeel became involved with the MSA and the Muslim community on campus and across Calgary. Engaging with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, he learned that it was commonplace for many individuals to have experienced Islamophobia in their lives. With this exposure, and the understanding Nabeel gained from his formal education In Psychology and Education, he became motivated to advocate for the voices that often go unnoticed. With his teaching experience, Nabeel has learned about the intricacies of the art of ...

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Shawn Ullah

Shawn Ullah is a Government Relations Officer at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), based in British Columbia. Raised in Edmonton, Alberta he has dedicated his career to public service and studies Public Relations at the University of Victoria. Motivated by personal experiences of racism and Islamophobic hate, Shawn is on a mission to dispel stereotypes and discrimination against Muslims and minority communities. In 2017, he launched a blog to foster understanding and humanize the perception of Muslims. He also served as the Board Coordinator for the Mosquers Film Festival in 2020, where he worked alongside others to reshape ...

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Yasser Lahlou

Growing up in the Montreal area, Yasser has been active with his local community since he was a teenager. He later joined the MSA of the University of Montreal, where he led several educational projects that uplifted the intellectual and spiritual fulfillment of Muslim students on campus. Yasser is currently completing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources and Business IT from HEC Montreal. Prior to joining NCCM, he worked in the financial services sector, where he acquired valuable interpersonal and communication skills. In his spare time, Yasser enjoys learning about many things—including catching up with the latest world ...

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Dalal Souraya

Dalal Souraya obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Calgary, where she received the Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella Prize, awarded to a student most likely to positively influence equity and social justice in Canada and globally. She obtained her B.A. in Political Science in 2018. During law school, through her capacity as the Society of Law Students' President, Dalal helped champion EDI initiatives and created a bursary to assist low-income students. During her undergraduate studies, Dalal was an active member of the Muslim Student Association and sat on the Women’s Committee at her local masjid. Her interests in human rights, access ...

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Athar Khan

Athar Khan is NCCM's Senior Development Officer. With a global academic journey spanning five countries and encompassing ten educational institutions, his passion for learning has shaped a diverse and enriching foundation. Graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management, he honed his expertise in Human Resources and Marketing through dual specialization while studying in the vibrant city of Dubai. Then pursued a post-graduate degree in International Business Management from Niagara and Human Resources through another post-graduate degree acquired in Toronto. His professional journey has been equally diverse, From a ...

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Fosia Duale Virtue

With almost 10 years of experience as a community service worker and facilitator, Fosia is a highly skilled and resourceful professional with a career in supporting children, youth and adults explore their potential for healing, resistance and growth while interfacing with institutional systems. She has led a range of research, communications and administrative projects with Midaynta Community Services, The Black Experience Project, and Lead Agency Strides Toronto. Additionally, she is also one of the first Somali-targeted Youth Outreach Workers in the provincial program. As a trauma and healing informed practitioner, Fosia is very experienced ...

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Ibrahim Hussain

Ibrahim Hussain is NCCM’s Community Engagement Officer in Ontario. Previously, he was NCCM’s team lead for Mississauga. Ibrahim grew up in the GTA and has been involved with the Muslim community since his teenage years. His engagement with the community on various topics, including issues affecting Canadian Muslims, first started when he was heading his high school MSA. Ibrahim volunteered as a speaker and instructor locally until he went to pursue post secondary studies overseas. After completing academics in the areas of Arabic Language and Islamic sciences, he returned home to teach, all the while pursuing further credentials in Commercial ...

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Ishmam Sarker

Ishmam Sarker joins the NCCM team as the Content Creator. He holds a BDes in Graphic Design from OCAD University. Ishmam is a big advocate of using the power of design and visual communication to make sure that communities are heard and understood--to spread awareness about inequality and mistreatment. In his spare time Ishmam likes to build on his creativity by doing photography, volunteering in creative workshops, watching movies, as well as being consumed by wanderlust.

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