• I come from a strong faith-filled Catholic home in Karachi Pakistan where I attended an all-girls convent school that provided me with solid Catholic values. 

  • Religious persecution of Christians precipitated my family to move to Canada.  Enduring countless hardships as new immigrants made us stronger and resilient, which led me to become an active community builder, volunteer, social and environmental champion.

  • I work hard to be the voice for the voiceless. It is my dream to ignite the fire in our students to become actively engaged in social justice issues. Advocating for marginalized populations is what truly nourishes my soul.

  • I am a proud mother of two children who attended Catholic Schools.

  • I am compassionate & committed to making meaningful and lasting shifts in society through education for our next generation. 

  • Living & volunteering in 23 countries, & being exposed to various educational systems has ignited my commitment to ensuring our students have quality education. Thus setting them up to succeed globally, be God-loving, and responsible stewards of this planet.

  • Selected to represent Canada at the United Nations on Human Rights. 

  • Selected as Peace Ambassador and traveled for one year to five countries.   

  • Multi-lingual (Urdu, Hindi, Spanish, German)

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So proud to have participated in selecting the name of St Josephine Bakhita School, the blessing of the land, sod turning,  and first liturgy,
Awards / Nominations
  • O'CANADA Award of Excellence for exemplary Community Service.

  • Government of Canada James Murphy Justice Award

  • Government of Alberta Leadership, Community and Partnership Award

  • City of Calgary Mayor’s Community Advocate Award.

  • Mount Royal University Outstanding Volunteer Award.

  • Government of Alberta Justice Award.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love never fails, (1 Corinthians 13)

Having served on the Board of the Calgary Urban Aboriginal Initiative for seven years and my close connection with the indigenous community, this day was extra special to me. Such a joy to present our indigenous students with their graduation certificates and give a speech on this very auspicious day. 

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science / Psychology.      

Certified Corporate Director (C.Dir. designation)           

Human Resources Management Certificate                     

Aboriginal Rights                                                                    

Governance Education Program (Adv. level 3)                

Positive Space Champion (LGBTQ2+) Cert.                     

Financial Essentials for Corporations                                 

Corporate Financials/Risk mitigation                                 

Financial Governance                                                             

Incidence investigation in Prisons                                      

Public Participation for Decision Makers                           

Ethics in Policing & Counter-Terrorism                              

Substance Abuse / Fentanyl                                                    

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Trainers                           .

University of Calgary

McMaster University DeGroot Business

University of Calgary

University of Calgary Faculty of Law      

Canadian Board Diversity Council

Govt. of Canada, Corrections 

Mount Royal University

Federated Cooperative Ltd.

Governance Solutions 

Govt. of Canada Dept. of Corrections.

Intnl. Assoc. of Public Participation IAP2

Canadian Assoc. of Police Governance

Canadian Assoc. of Police Governance  

Govt. of Canada Human Resources Dept.

                       Volunteer Work
         
Passionate lifelong volunteer

  • Amor Ministries: Constructed homes annually in Mexico for the poor.

  • Inn from the Cold: Arranged shelter, clothing, & food for the homeless

  • CCA: Travelled Latin America for Cooperative missions.

  • Correction Services Canada:  18-year volunteer. Conceived Canada's largest Employment fairs for offenders.   Nominated for the James Murphy Award to Reduce Crime.

  • United Nations:  Represented Canada at United Nations summits on Human Rights.

  • Servants Anonymous: Organized Calgary’s largest book sales to eliminate sex trafficking.

  • Up With People: Peace Ambassador. Traveled for one year to 5 countries promoting peace.

  • Seniors Free Busing Service: Organized Calgary’s grocery busing helping 70,000 Calgary seniors.

  • Medical Mercy Canada: Fundraiser/procurer of supplies for medical missions to Burma & Ukraine. 

  • World Alliance Relief Mission: Instrumental with starting a library in Nicaragua.

  • Mexico: Procured uniforms for underprivileged soccer teams in Mexico.

  • Calgary Transit:  Arranged bus shelters outside senior citizen’s apartments to increase seniors independence.

  • Calgary Parks/Recreation: organized after-school recreational programs for school children.  

  • CANOSCA: Arranged for recreational facility, enabling isolated seniors to socialize.

  • Save The Children:  Raised over $20,000.00 for victims of tragedies.

  • CNIB: Reader & helper for blind students & Regional Director.

  • Immigrant Services: Settlement worker & translator for refugees & new immigrants.

  • Canadian Red Cross:  Disaster Management First Responder.

  • LinCon International Founding member advocating for persecuted Christians and religious minorities in Pakistan.

  • Vietnam and Guatemala: Travelled and volunteered at Convents in Vietnam and Guatemala.

  • Founder of Calgary Support Group for marginalized immigrants.

  • Also: Ethno Cultural Council of Calgary, Global Fest, Schools, Community Assoc. 

I ask for your vote on Oct 18th.
           Request a Separate School ballot at the polling station   
             
Your donation & volunteer help will be greatly appreciated.     
                
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