Afghan Canadian Neelofer Mansuri is a student at York University pursuing a double major in Political Science and Philosophy, while also working full time on Parliament Hill. The daughter of Afghan-Canadian immigrants, she is dedicated to serving newcomers and refugees through her volunteer efforts with a specific focus on empowering women and youth. Neelofer is the Founder of Vitality Sports, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding youth to pursue healthy and active lifestyles, while raising funds for various charitable organizations in Canada and around the world.
Neelofer Mansuri represented the riding of Vaughan-Woodbridge, Ontario at Equal Voice’s Daughters of the Vote gathering in March, which brought together 338 young women between the ages of 18 and 23, representing each Canadian riding. Muslim Link had the opportunity to interview several of the young Muslim Canadian women who were selected to participate in this historic event, including Neelofer Mansuri.