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
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.
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.
Suzanne applies her extensive research and analysis experience to her role as Data Analysis Facilitator on the Service Delivery Data Hub Project. Holding a PhD in Sociology, Suzanne has over 9 years of academic research experience, and brings with her a strong familiarity and experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative research, which she applies to her role in working with the data analytics team from the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus in conducting data analysis and produce reports on newcomer settlement needs and trends in Scarborough.