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Not-for-Profit Growth Day
December 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm ESTCAD $40.00
In collaboration with our hosting partner, Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), Sound Vision Canada is excited to offer an educational event tailored to not-for-profit leaders! NFP Growth Day is a unique opportunity for Muslim leaders to learn from a variety of experts, engage in practical workshops, and network within our community. Registration is open to all those interested. Not-for-profit board members, professionals, and volunteers are all welcome. Topics include:
SUSTAINABLE FUNDRAISING IN DISRUPTIVE TIMES – AMBAR SYED
MAKING YOUR ORGANIZATION/INSTITUTION ACCESSIBLE – RABIA KHEDR
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT/LOBBYING FOR NFPs – AHMAD ATTIA
NFP & CHARITY LAW: GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE MATTERS – SAQUIBA RAHMAN
Registration will begin at 9:30 am with a light breakfast and lunch will be available for sale (CASH ONLY).
About the Speakers:
Ambar Syed is a certified fundraising executive who brings many years of experience in fund development, grants and corporate partnerships to the table, with experience ranging from grassroots organizations to international development. She believes in being a catalyst for positive change in our communities by helping non-profit organizations develop inter-organizational capacity, operational efficiency, and diversified revenue to continue to serve those in our communities with excellence.
Rabia is dedicated to equity and justice for persons with disabilities, women, and diverse communities. Rabia most recently served as a Director on the Accessibility Standards Canada Board and a Commissioner on the Ontario Human Rights Commission. She sits on the Minister’s Disability Advisory Group. She is the National Director of Disability Without Poverty and CEO of DEEN Support Services. A founder of Race and Disability Canada, she is also a board member of the Muslim Council of Peel and the Federation of Muslim Women. A motivational speaker and documentary commentator, Rabia draws on her lived experience of being blind and advocating for siblings with intellectual disabilities. Rabia has received numerous awards for her humanitarian services, including a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Metal and the Daniel G. Hill human rights award.
Ahmad Attia is a distinguished professional in the field of public relations and crisis management, currently serving as the CEO of Incisive Strategy. His expertise in navigating complex communication challenges and his strategic approach to public relations have positioned Incisive Strategy as a leader in its field. Beyond his professional endeavours, Ahmad is deeply committed to human rights and community service. He serves as a board member of Human Rights Watch Canada, where he contributes to the advocacy and protection of human rights both domestically and internationally. In addition to his human rights work, Ahmad is an active board member of the Peel Police Board. Ahmad is also a board member of the Muslim Council of Peel. Recognized as a community activist, Ahmad’s contributions to society go beyond his board roles. He is actively involved in various initiatives and programs aimed at community development and social justice.
Saquiba Rahman is an Associate at PooranLaw and has always been passionate about, and active in, the disability sector. She works in the areas of wills & estates planning; disability law; and corporate law for not-for-profit and charitable organizations. She is PooranLaw’s in-house expert on corporate governance, Microboards and ensuring a smooth transition to the Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.