Salma Zahid has always been a passionate and engaged member of the community. She has a strong background in governance and public policy, working as a senior advisor to the Government of Ontario in a number of portfolios from Health and Long Term Care, Infrastructure, Citizenship and Immigration, and Tourism, Culture and Sports.
As a community organizer in Regent Park, Salma dedicated much time to support women, their families and youth. She served as Chair of the Regent Park Duke of York Public School Parent Council, and was instrumental in the development of the Youth Reading Club and Skating Program.
Salma has also been an active volunteer in Scarborough, participating in the City’s Community Clean-up days, conducting sessions for seniors through the Ontario Seniors Secretariat, organizing youth career fairs, and facilitating a town hall on youth issues that brought together young people from across Scarborough. She earned the Diamond Jubilee Medal for Meritorious Community Service for her contributions to Canada.
She holds a Masters in Educational Management and Administration from the University of London’s Institute of Education, and an MBA from Quaid e Azam University in Pakistan.
Salma was elected Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre on October 19, 2015, and is a member of the Standing Committee on Citizenship & Immigration.
Salma, her husband Salman, and their sons Umaid and Usman are proud and long-time residents of Scarborough.
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