2009

  • Yasmin Ratansi, Member of Parliament for Don Valley East and the first Muslim woman to be elected to the House of Commons
  • Monia Mazigh, academic and human rights activist who played a pivotal role in the release of her husband Maher Arar from captivity in Syria
  • Sabra Desai, an educator and social justice advocate who works with individuals with HIV/AIDs in Toronto
  • Soraya Hafez, an educator with a long history of community outreach who helped preserve North Americas first mosque in Edmonton
  • Nazira Tareen, a YWCA of Ottawas Women of Distinction Award winner who has a passion for interfaith dialogue and bringing people together