23 results for group: staff


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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Alexander Shah

Alexander Shah joins the NCCM team as the Foreign Policy Analyst in our Foreign Affairs department. Alexander has worked as a researcher for numerous international organizations. He holds a BA in Political Science from Western University and an MSc in International Politics from Leiden University. He has always been passionate about issues concerning inequity and justice and is a strong believer in building stronger community ties.

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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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Said Omar

Said Omar is the National Council of Canadian Muslims Alberta Advocacy Officer. A graduate of the Bachelor of Arts program from York University, Said has many years of experience working in the non- profit sector, with a primary focus on community engagement, employment preparedness for underprivileged communities, and professional relationships building with community partners and leaders. He is a human rights advocate with a strong passion for social justice, as well as a firm believer in building sustainable communities. Prior to joining NCCM, Said had attained many years volunteering in various roles serving the inner-city communities of ...

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Steven Zhou

Steven Zhou has worked as a journalist and writer focusing on national security, politics, foreign affairs, and far-right extremism for the past decade. He has been a reporter, editor, producer, and script writer for VICE, CBC News, CBC Radio, and the Ottawa Citizen. His work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy, the LA Review of Books, and The Nation, among other outlets. He has a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University and a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Toronto. When not sleeping or working, Steven is overly preoccupied by his NBA basketball fantasy leagues.

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Jannat Firdous

Jannat Firdous is NCCM's Education Coordinator. She has previously worked as a teacher for Syrian Refugee Students within the Niagara school board and on advocating for women’s educational success as an assistant coordinator at the YWCA Hamilton. Jannat has a range of experiences in education programs, including in experiential learning, administration, and community programs. Jannat is passionate about human rights, equity, and inclusion. She is committed to creating safe learning spaces for all students, and equipping them with the tools to identify and push back against systemic inequalities that affect their quality of learning. She ...

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Rizwan Mohammad

Rizwan Mohammad graduated from the University of Toronto specializing in Islamic Studies. Prior to joining NCCM, he conducted research on Islamic thought and Muslim life, educated leaders of Muslim Students' Associations, and served a diverse array of Muslim-led community organizations across Canada. For over 10 years, Rizwan managed national civic engagement projects focusing on mobilizing youth and community leaders in active citizenship and to engage in service learning activities designed to strengthen civil society. As NCCM's Advocacy Officer, Rizwan advocates for advancements in public policy nationally in service of the goal of eradicating ...

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Lina El Bakir

Lina El Bakir is NCCM's Quebec Advocacy Officer. She grew up in Montreal where she gained a deep appreciation for the strength of a diverse community. She is passionate about social justice which led her to pursue a degree in International Development and Globalization, as well as a Licence in Civil Law from the University of Ottawa. Lina also obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Montreal. Lina served as President of the student chapter of Lawyers Without Borders Canada at the University of Ottawa where she organized many conferences, workshops, and social events addressing human rights violations worldwide. As a research assistant, ...

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Ahmad Al Qadi

Ahmad Al Qadi is NCCM’s Ontario Regional Lead. Raised in Ottawa, Ahmad draws inspiration from local community leaders who bring people together to drive toward a common cause, whether it is a charity drive, or an arts and cultural event, or standing for justice. Ahmad has a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in English from Carleton University. He served as the President of the Carleton MSA, the largest student organization of the university which represented over 4000 Muslims on campus. During his tenure as MSA President, Ahmad led his team on several initiatives including social activities, Islamic lectures and workshops and more. As one of the ...

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