Biography

Suhail Abualsameed
An award winning seasoned professional with over 13 years of experience in public education, cultural competency, corporate social responsibility, program design, advocacy, communication and media, facilitation and delivery.

Through an international work experience in community development, group facilitation, research and advocacy, I developed a thorough working knowledge of issues faced by diverse populations and minority groups with respect to identity, race, gender, sexuality, and equity.

Working with inner city communities in downtown Toronto as well as with community mobilizers in the world's biggest refugee camps in Kenya; from schools across the political divide in the Middle East and rural groups in remote locations in Zambia, my professional journey includes starting up new programs, coordinating cross cultural projects, building relationships between different stake holders and facilitating innovative initiatives.
 

Over the years, I conducted numerous training workshops and sessions for corporate, no-profit, public and educational institutions. Those, among many others, include:

  • UNHCR Jordan

  • International Catholic Migration Committee (ICMC)

  • Collateral Repair Project (CRP)

  • The Government of Jordan (Through USAID Takamul Initiative)

  • Laidlaw Foundation (Canada)

  • The White Ribbon Campaign (Canada)

  • World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

  • Royal Bank

  • The Ontario Police Chiefs  Conference

  • The Ontario Human Rights Commission

  • The Guelph Sexuality Conference (Keynote Speaker)

  • Various community health centres

  • Ryerson University

  • York University

  • Guelph University

  • University of Toronto                                                                                  

Awards and Honors
  • Toronto Vital People Award - 2007
    The Toronto Community Foundation Vital People grants are leadership awards given to community leaders working and  volunteering in various fields within the not-for-profit sector.
     
  • NOW Magazine: Best of Toronto 2007
    NOW magazine is Toronto’s leading cultural magazine and its “Best of Toronto” is a
    prestigious annual award that recognizes the achievements of individuals and groups in the city.
In the Media

Suhail Abualsameed has been featured and interviewed locally and internationally on topics of interest. Media outlets include:
CBC NewsWorld, CBC Radio One, CBC Radio Canada-International, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Xtra!, NOW Magazine, City TV.

Selected features and interviews:

                                                                       
 

 

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