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.
Isobel is the lead for the TEQ LIP Newcomers Health & Wellbeing Strategy. She specializes in bridging the gap between newcomers in Scarborough, and service providers in the health and wellness realm. Health-related challenges are addressed and translated to ensure optimal access for care is offered to newcomers, often through the use of community relationships and the development and growth of future accessibility. Isobel has extensive experience in advocating for those with disabilities, and is also a member of the Toronto Neighborhood Centres Rainbow Affinity Group. As the editor of the TEQ LIP quarterly newsletter, she has her finger on the pulse of current health-related projects and affiliated organizations.
Mani has over 10 years of experience in the Local Immigration Partnership Initiative. As the lead of the Access to Information Action Group of the TEQ LIP, Mani curates bi-weekly information for the E-Blast both with LIP partnerships, and the community at large. He also lends his experience by leading the LIP internal annual evaluation on behalf of the team.
Melissa is the principal lead and coordinator of initiatives for the Employment & Economic Opportunities for Newcomers Action Group, and brings 8 years of dedicated experience to this role. In collaboration with service providers, settlement organizations, and employment based agencies, Melissa aids in generating awareness on employment related programs, resources, and labor market information. She also leads and facilitates the regional Scarborough Newcomer Council, by working as a group with the LIP to address the complex issues and challenges of newcomers and immigrants.
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.
Nadia applies her extensive academic background in immigration and settlement studies to her present role as the TEQ LIP’s Research Partnership Lead. Working alongside the Service Delivery Improvement – Scarborough Newcomer Needs and Trends (SDI-SNNT) project, Nadia coordinates with the TEQ LIP and participating organizations to enhance newcomer services in Scarborough through the pooling and joint analysis of 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 invaluable data through community-based collaboration.