Keynote Speakers (Morning)

Aasiyah Khan, Education and Outreach Coordinator, National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM)
Aasiyah Khan has an extensive community development and research background that is grounded in inclusion and anti-oppressive practice principles. She holds a Masters in Social Work and has led a research project that captured the narratives of young Muslim women in the GTA; with a specific emphasis on Islamophobia and resilience.

Nadia Hasan, Deputy Director, NCCM
Nadia Hasan has a PHD in Political Science from York University. As Deputy Director, 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 is a published author on a range of topics pertaining to Canadian Muslims and Muslim popular culture.

Community Panel (Afternoon)

Representatives from diverse communities speak to lived experience:
Rabia Khedr – Community Activist and Consultant
Sherry Saevil – Indigenous Education Advisor, Halton Catholic District School Board
Hanadi Al-Masri – Director of Social Innovation & Enterprises, HMC Connections
James Etheridge – ASL Instructor
Constable Ryan Smith – Regional Community Mobilization Bureau, Halton Regional Police Service


• Conference Program (PDF)
• 2018 Conference Evaluation (PDF)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 8:30am – 3pm
At the Holiday Inn + Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington, Ontario

Photo Gallery

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