A Family and Youth Counsellor by training, Afkham (Afie) Mardukhi is a community builder and
civic activist, extensively working and volunteering with the private, public and not-for- profit
sectors for over 25 years. Her relentless advocacy for public good expands to a vast arena in
social justice, representing the most vulnerable populations.
Over the years, Afkham has served on the governing and advisory boards of developmental and
service organization while founding and strengthening numerous social and cultural groups
overseas and here in the GTA. Her ability to assemble people and form participatory
infrastructures is evident in her intimate involvement with the Iranian Women’s Organization of
Ontario-IWOO, where as President for seven years, she was instrumental in its transformation
into an esteemed community service agency. Afkham’s understanding of the socio-economic
underpinning of human migration has enabled her to effectively advocate for development of
progressive social policy, accessible resources to serve newcomers, and marginalized people.
Afkham is a founding member and the President of I2CRC, a multidisciplinary not-for-profit
resource centre providing myriads of on and off line resources and programs, contributing to a
forward agenda for an inclusionary resilient society.
For the past 16 years, Afkham has worked with Hon. Kathleen Wynne, a member of the
Provincial Parliament as a senior advisor and the Director of Community Affairs.