Since immigrating to Canada in the late 1990s, Salma Zahid has been a passionate and engaged member of the Scarborough community. She has a strong background in governance and public policy, and currently works as a senior advisor for the Ontario government in the office of the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.
Salma also brings an extensive background in community service and volunteerism, particularly with organizations aimed at helping youth and families. She has served as Chair of the Regent Park Duke of York Public School Parent Council, and was instrumental in the development of the Youth Reading Club and Skating Program. Salma has also been an active volunteer with a number of local food banks, as well as her local mosque, Jamia Abu Bakar.
Salma’s community involvement, particularly with groups dedicated to supporting youth and women’s issues, has earned her the Diamond Jubilee Medal for Meritorious Community Service.
Salma holds a Master’s in Educational Management and Administration from the University of London’s Institute of Education and an MBA from Quaid e Azam University in Pakistan.
Salma, her husband Salman, and their sons Umaid and Usman are proud and longtime residents of Scarborough.