We are proud to welcome Maryam as our new Research and Community Planning Co-ordinator. Maryam has a social work degree from Booth University College and is Kurdish Canadian. Maryam was born in a refugee camp in Iraq, immigrating to Canada at the age of eight. She is passionate about supporting cultural communities and empowering youth. She finds inspiration in the strength of her family and members of various communities who have persevered through many struggles becoming a beacon of hope.