Rizwan Mohammad, Coordinator, Toronto
A graduate of the University of Toronto specializing in Arabic Philosophy and Islamic Theology, Rizwan has been educating Canadian Muslims and the general public about Islam, and coordinating national community building initiatives with the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) and a diverse array of civic and academic institutions. Rizwan’s work has focused on confronting the challenges of violence, racism, and poverty in urban centres across Canada through organizing young people to engage in creative and experimental projects to strengthen civil society. Rizwan specializes in civic literacy education, civic engagement training, and community capacity building. Connect with Rizwan via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephane L. Pressault, Ottawa
Born and raised in Ottawa, Stephane has grown roots in this city and has been passionate about its growth. Growing up French Canadian in Ottawa gave him a first hand opportunity to see the increasing diversity and multiculturalism in the city. For several years, Stephane has been an active community organizer and educator in Ottawa and across Canada. He has consulted for various national and local organizations. In 2014, he completed an M.A. In Public Ethics at Saint Paul University. Stephane specializes in civic literacy education and curriculum design, civic engagement training, and community resilience and capacity building. Connect with Stephane via Twitter @slpressault or on LinkedIn.