Mohammad Al Khateb
Mohammad’s expansive experience in community development is a key asset to his position as the Lead of the Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership Project (TEQ LIP). He skillfully leads the team to achieve their objectives by aiding in the improved coordination and quality of services in the region. He leverages his partnerships and his deep insight to help support successful settlement pathways for newcomers and immigrants.
Azreen is the lead Health and Wellbeing action group within the TEQ LIP, where she brings her extensive knowledge and experience in leading community-based initiatives that address the health needs of newcomers in Scarborough. She is passionate about community health, and utilizing intersectional and culturally informed frameworks to navigate and inform her work. Through her role, Azreen aims to enhance the capacity of service providers to respond to the health and wellness needs of their client community through an equitable and social determinants of health perspective.
Aiza is the lead of the Access to Current and Relevant Information Action Group at the TEQ LIP. She is passionate about community health and well-being, and brings her experience in health promotion, policy analysis, and community outreach to her role as the Local Immigration Partnership Project Officer. Previously, she has worked in program coordination and outreach for marginalized communities in Toronto, including newcomers. She has extensive community-engaged research experience, and her work has focused on health equity issues including barriers to accessing health and social services for marginalized populations, access to health and social services for individuals with precarious immigration status, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities. Aiza holds a Master’s degree in Public Health, and her experience is built on a strong background and interest in the social determinants of health for communities.
Sarwar has more than 10 years of dedicated experience in Settlement and Employment service providing services to newcomers settling in a new country. Sarwar Has experience facilitated workshops, group discussion related to newcomers’ issues and challenges. Sarwar will be leading and coordinating the initiatives for the employment and economic opportunities for newcomers in the Scarborough areas. In collaboration with service providers, settlement organizations, and employment-based agencies, Sarwar aids in generating awareness on employment related programs, resources, and labor market information.
Mounir currently leads the TEQ LIP’s Inclusion and Equity Action Group, coordinating cross-sectoral innovative collaborations and programs that build and sustain inclusive communities for new Canadians. As a former refugee, Mounir draws on his personal experience and advocates to include the voices and full participation of newcomers in the development of all projects that have a significant impact on their lives. His 8 years of experience is backed by his Master of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MMIE) credentials from the Smith School of Business at Queens University, where he also earned a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in Global Development Studies.
TEQ LIP Communication and Research Facilitator
Zainab possesses extensive experience in program and policy analysis, with a specific emphasis on rural communities’ attitudes towards newcomers. This background has equipped her with the necessary tools to serve as the Communication and Research Facilitator for the Toronto East Quadrant Local Immigration Partnership. Her primary focus is on supporting the development and implementation of the Scarborough Settlement Strategy through a research-oriented lens. Zainab excels at translating findings into actionable insights, contributing to the success of the initiative.
Scarborough Newcomer Settlement Collective (SNSC) Project
Isobel is the lead for the Scarborough Newcomer Settlement Collective, a Service Delivery Improvement project.
Isobel’s skills lie in bringing people together to understand challenges and finding opportunities to collaborate. Isobel’s experience is eclectic, ranging from newcomer health and mental health and cross-sectorial engagement, to educational process with some tech skills thrown in. This all helps with taking a human-centred approach to innovation and problem solving. The connection to community and complexity in systems change is Isobel’s joy.
Jayde is the communications and engagement facilitator for the Scarborough Newcomer Settlement Collective, a Service Delivery Improvement project. In her role, Jayde develops communication structures and content for outreach and engagement of diverse stakeholder groups. Alongside her degree in public relations, Jayde bring with her over 10 years of experience in customer-service and management. As a first-generation Canadian Jayde has witnessed the hardships of being a newcomer through her parents struggles; helping people is a passion.
Service Delivery Data Hub Project
Nadia applies her extensive background in immigration and settlement studies to her present role as Research Partnership Manager on the Service Delivery Data Hub Project. She coordinates with the TEQ LIP and participating organizations to enhance newcomer services in Scarborough through the pooling and joint analysis of organizations’ service delivery data. Nadia is passionate about evidence-based decision-making in Scarborough’s settlement sector and aims to empower organizations to maximize the utility of their data.
Theo is passionate about data analytics and applies his research and analysis experience to his role as Data Analysis Facilitator on the Service Delivery Data Hub Project. Theo has several years of professional experience in data analytics, business analytics, and quantitative research. He completed his master’s degree in Economics and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance. Theo has also completed professional certificates in data analytics such as IBM Data Analyst, SQL for Data Science, Python for Data Analytics and Data Science. Theo utilizes analytical tools such as Python, R, SQL, Excel, and problem-solving skills to make insights out of data. He is familiar with Tableau, Power BI, and IBM Cognos as well. In his role, Theo is working with the data analytics team from the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus in conducting data analysis to produce reports on newcomer settlement needs and trends in Scarborough.