Somalis are one of the largest African diaspora communities in Canada, with an estimated 62,550 Somalis living in Canada, although ten years ago, Somali agencies estimated that number was closer to 150,000. Somali-Canadians represent a vibrant part of Ontarian and Canadian society.
Dr. Juveria Zaheer is a Clinician Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, and Education Administrator in the Gerald Sheff and Shanitha Kachan Emergency Department at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Libyan Canadian Raghed Al-Areibi represented the riding of Chatham-Kent—Leamington, Ontario at Equal Voice’s second Daughters of the Vote gathering in early April 2019, which brought together 338 young women between the ages of 18 and 23, representing each Canadian riding and take their seat in the House of Commons during a historic sitting of the House of Commons. They were addressed by every federal party leader, and engaged with an array of Ministers, critics and advocates.
Canadians have the right to be free to practise their faith and culture without fear. That’s why the Government of Canada helps communities implement measures to protect against hate-motivated crimes through the Security Infrastructure Program (SIP).