Habon Ali has been involved from an early age in her community of Toronto, Ontario, and is a passionate youth advocate for Toronto Public Health as a member of their Youth Health Action Network. Habon has worked with Habitat for Humanity to combat homelessness and with her social justice club to help marginalized groups in Canada and abroad. She is currently a student at the University of Toronto pursuing a degree in biology and environmental science.
On September 25, The Federal Minister of Health announced $10 Million in funding for community initiatives addressing mental health and its determinants in diverse Black communities across Canada. The new Promoting Health Equity: Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund will support Black Canadians to develop more culturally focused knowledge, capacity and programs to improve mental health in their communities