10 results for group: staff


Nima Macci

Nima has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary, with previous work experience in research and development and project engineering in the Canadian energy industry. Over the past five years, Nima has held numerous leadership positions in multiple Muslim and multi-faith organizations in Calgary. In May 2015, she became the first female President in the 54 year history of the Muslim Students’ Association at the University of Calgary. Nima has also served as the President of the Calgary Orphan Sponsorship Program, where she led the organization to exceed its fundraising targets two years in a row, implemented a junior ...

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Amira Shousha

Amira Shousha is currently completing her degree in Psychology at the University of Alberta. For the past few years, Amira has taken a keen interest in understanding societal inequalities and how institutional oppression affects many communities across Canada. Coming from a community-based up bringing, Amira is passionate about mentorship and community engagement. This passion catalyzed her work in many directions including but not limited to her education, and volunteer work. Some of those endeavours have taken her to programs like Daughters of the Vote to represent the Edmonton West riding in Ottawa. She was also engaged in building leadership ...

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Fatema Abdalla

Fatema graduated with a degree in Political Science and Communications from the University of Ottawa, and is motivated to bring change in marginalized communities. With this purpose in mind, while in Ottawa Fatema became an active volunteer and community leader on campus and in local politics. She has a wide variety of experience in non-profit, public service, and campaign environments. She is driven to use her experiences for the betterment of all Canadians. Prior to her joining NCCM, Fatema mobilized youth and Canadian Muslims in her roles as a RISE Coordinator at Apathy is Boring, and Campaign Communications Coordinator at The Canadian-Mus...

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Aasiyah Khan

Aasiyah Khan has an extensive community development and research background that is grounded in inclusion and anti-oppressive practice principles. She recently completed a research project that captured the narratives of young Muslim women in the GTA with a specific emphasis on Islamophobia and resilience. Aasiyah worked as a research assistant for three years at the University of Toronto where she was actively involved in research aimed at understanding the formation of stereotypes, bias and discrimination within the adult population.  In 2018, Aasiyah graduated from York University with her Master of Social Work (MSW). Outside of work, she is a ...

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Yusuf Faqiri

Yusuf Faqiri is Quebec Director of Public Affairs at NCCM. He has a proven and inspiring history of dedicated advocacy in the service of justice. In 2016, after the tragic death of his brother Soleiman Faqiri, he founded the Justice for Soli Movement, a grassroots national organization that advocates within the justice system for vulnerable Canadians who suffer from mental illness. Yusuf has a background in the public service as an advisor with specific high-level experience in Francophone Affairs. He was educated and attended graduate school in both Quebec and Ontario. He is fluent in English, French and Farsi.

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Omar Khamissa

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 ...

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Sameha Omer, JD

Sameha Omer obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. She obtained her M.Sc. from University of Western Ontario in 2013. Prior to joining NCCM, Sameha practiced as a lawyer at an Ottawa-based firm. She has experience assisting clients with matters before administrative tribunals and has represented clients before the Federal Court of Canada. During law school, Sameha was a mentor and actively engaged in the Women’s Legal Mentorship Program and the Muslim Law Students Association. During her undergraduate studies, she was involved with providing and advocating for support services for Muslim students and fostering community ...

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Faisal Khan Suri

Faisal Khan Suri of Edmonton, Alberta is the Chief Development Officer of the National Council of Canadian Muslims. Faisal has over a decade of experience at a Top 5 global consulting firm, bringing a vast corporate and non-profit sector management experience to NCCM. Further to that, Faisal Khan Suri was one of the original co-founders of the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council (which recently joined hands with the NCCM). Faisal has appeared before parliamentary committees, been featured on national news networks, and has had his writing published in outlets like the Edmonton Journal.

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Nadia Hasan, PhD

Nadia Hasan has a PhD in Political Science from York University. As Chief Operating Officer, Nadia is part of the senior management team and she leads the NCCM’s organizational development, program management, and national operations. Nadia has a diverse background in teaching, project management and the non-profit sector. Nadia has several years of experience working on policy and programs at Canadian think tanks and NGOs and she has taught university courses in South Asian studies, religion and gender. Her doctoral research focused on Muslim women’s organizations and the practice of Islam in Canada and Pakistan.

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Mustafa Farooq, JD

Mustafa Farooq is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM). A lawyer by profession, Mustafa completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta and Osgoode Hall (York University) and later earned his Master of Laws (LLM) at UC Berkeley in California. He previously served as a senior political staffer to a provincial cabinet minister in which role he worked on various legislative and policy initiatives. Mustafa was also a visiting scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School researching countering violent extremism policy in Canada. His book entitled Law, Politics, and Countering Violent Extremism (Routledge) is ...

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