A community builder and civic activist working and volunteering extensively with the private, public and not-for- profit sectors for over 25 years. Her compassionate advocacy expands to a vast arena of social justice to represent the most vulnerable and marginalized populations.
Afie’s expertise are directed to a broad spectrum of social issues affecting health, women’s rights, youth and seniors issues. Over the years, she has been an avid volunteer serving on the governing and advisory bodies of a youth shelter, Social Planning Toronto, Family Service Toronto, Mood Disorders Association and CAMH while being a founding member of many social and cultural groups within the GTA. Her ability to bring people together around social causes has been 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 to a vibrant multi-service agency.
Currently, Afie’s work extents to mental health counselling, life coaching and wellness program development. She offers consultation on issues of equity, research and policy, governance, and strategic planning to numerous NGOs. For the past 14 years, Afie has been a staff advisor with Hon. Kathleen Wynne, the Premier of Ontario.