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candidates for 2020

acic board of directors

مجمع عمومي و انتخابات شوراي اجراييه جامعه اسلامى براى سال ۲۰۲۰ به روز یک شنبه مورخ ۸ دسامبر
در جامعه اسلامی افغانهای کانادا برگزار خواهد شد
برای ایجاد نظم بهتر، فراهم نمودن زمینه برای جذب و تشویق بیشتر نیروهای کیفی و مسلکی و جلوگیری از اتلاف وقت در روز انتخابات، آخرین مهلت ثبت نام در انتخابات ۶ دسامبرساعت ۱۱ قبل ظهر تعیین شده است و در روز انتخابات ثبت نام صورت نخواهد گرفت
Election Day: Dec 08, 2019
Registration deadline: Dec 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

President

Candidate
Hameed Zarabi

416-857-2622

I started my cooperation with the ACIC in 2000 as a Quran reciter/teacher followed by working with the youth to establish a platform for the younger generation where they can organize youth focused programs and activities.

In 2003, I joined ACIC board of directors as director of cultural affairs and led the community’s cultural and religious affairs for 13 consecutive years. In 2018, I was elected as the ACIC president and was re-elected in 2019.

In addition, as a community activist, I have been involved with the broader Afghan community in Canada. As the founder and editor-in-chief, I published more than 70 consecutive issues of the Ashian Monthly Magazine as well as the first Afghan Business yellow pages, Barg-e Zarrin and a few other books.

I have studied Islamic studies, journalism as well as graphic and web designing.

I am currently working with the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing where I lead ministry’s graphic design and print projects.

Vice-President

Candidate

Mohammad Ibrahim  Mohebi

647-281-4748

I am a Medical Doctor (MD) degree gratuate from Afganistan.  I have several years of work experience in the field of medical, administration, and management with United Nations, International Non for profit organizations such as LEPCO, IAM, government as well as private sectors.
I have been co-founder of Erfan educational and cultural centre and VACAAR ( local non for profit organization) in Kabul, Afganistan.

I have been elected and served as Vice President of Afghan Canadian Islamic Community in the past 2 years.
I am willing to serve to the best of my capabilities as vice president of ACIC in 2020 insha Allah.

TREASURER

Candidate

Farhat najem

416-564-3794

Secretary

Candidate 2

Alipor MazaRyar

647-282-3722

I have been an active member of ACIC for the past 14 years, attending all the programs, taking on volunteering roles in the community such as assisting the Director of Cultural Affairs with programs. This coming year insha'Allah, I would like to take on the Secretary role and devote more of my time to this community.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Commerce from York University as well as Advanced diploma from Centennial College in Business Administration: Operations Management.

I have over ten years of work experience in many levels of business and supply chain in Canada. I have worked as purchaser/buyer, materials and production planner and have been working as Production Manager for over 4 years at Joriki Inc.

Over the past 10 years, in my professional roles, I have gained the knowledge and experience of project and team management at corporate levels that I can leverage in successfully serving this role. Additionally, my fluency in English and Farsi languages paired with my educational and the professional background makes the best fit candidate for this role.

I believe that our community needs seasoned experts with sufficient professional experience and education that are fit for the positions, in order to adequately serve their roles take the community to the next level. I am excited to take on this role and once again serve my community!

بنده عليپور مزاريار، به مدت ١٤ سال ميشود كه عضو جامعه اسلامي افغان هاي كانادا ميباشم و در اين مدت كار هاي داوطلبانه در بخش هاي گوناگون جامعه انجام داده ام،  ازجمله؛ دستيار اقاي ضرابي در زمان كه پست بخش فرهنگي را به عهده داشتند و ترجمه اسناد مكتب جامعه از زبان انگليسي به فارسي
 
بنده دارنده دپلوم تجارت در بخش مديريت عملياتي با نمرات عالي از سينتينيل كالج بوده و همچنين دارنده درجه ليسانس در بخش تجارت از دانشگاه يارك در تورنتو ميباشم
 
بنده تجربه كاري بيشتر از ١٠ سال در بخش هاي مختلف تجارت، در سطوح مختلف، و در شركت هاي مختلف را دارم. علاوه بر اين، تسلط من به زبان هاي انگليسي و فارسي بهمراه پيشينه تحصيلي و حرفه اي من، من را بهترين نامزد مناسب براي اين پست ميسازد
 
من معتقدم، كه جامعه اسلامي احتياج به متخصصان با تجربه كه داراي تحصيلات و تجارب كاري مناسب باشند را دارد، تا باشد كه جامعه ما هم چون جوامع ديگر پيشرفت كند. اميدوارم كه با گرفتن اين پست بار ديگر مايه خدمت به جامعه خود گردم

Secretary

Candidate 3

Ali Rizai

647-878-4476

My name is Ali Rizai and I have been born and raised at the ACIC. I am currently studying at York University in hopes of attaining my Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology (Bs.C) and insh'Allah pursuing further education. Pursuing my passion in Quran, I have been both a student and currently a Quran teacher at Maktab. I have thorough experience in administrative work with experience obtained from my position of employment: administrative head, and courses that I have taken at university.
I wish to serve my community through this position and paying back what was given, by bringing assistance and in hopes of learning new skills and abilities along the way.

dIRECTOR OF WOMEN AFFAIRS

Candidate

Mahwash Dawari

647-864-3964

DIRECTOR OF Education

Candidate

Sowita Hashimi

416-5779295

My name is Sowita Hashimi and I am currently the Principal of ACIC Maktab. I have a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto and have been working in the field for over 5 years. I currently hold a position as an HR Business Advisor at the Toronto Stock Exchange. I have experience in many areas of HR, including but not limited to Learning and Development, Recruitment, and HR consulting.  

My journey with ACIC Maktab started about 10 years ago when I joined as a teacher and throughout the years, I have held various positions that allowed me to implement new processes and procedures.

Over the years, I have been part of many initiatives in Maktab and was given the opportunity to implement these improvements. In 2015 we created the Maktab Executive Board, this gave Maktab the structure to be able to grow and the positions of the Executive Board transformed Maktab into a fully functioning school.

I had the opportunity to initiate nightly Ramadan and Muharram classes for our youth/children in the past 3 years, with the goal of the kids understanding the reason behind our dedication to these holy months. This has been very successful and inshallah we plan to continue these sessions.

One of the main initiatives I undertook was to improve the quality of our processes and teaching methods at Maktab. Our staff are dedicated to bringing creative lesson plans and focusing on building a relationship with the students and their parents to create memorable learning experiences. One such example is our dedication towards Islamic and cultural events, which include our Arbaeen Walk, Milad Un-Nabi, 15th of Shaban, Farsi Spelling Bee and other school wide celebrations.

Maktab is a vital part of the ACIC community as it prepares our next generation to serve Allah (swt) and the Imam of our time. I pray for the success of our youth and am grateful to have the opportunity to serve Allah (swt) and the community.

My commitment to my community has led me to join Maktab and I see the position of the Director of Education as a natural progression and the most fundamental way to be of service. I hope this position will allow me to implement new opportunities for learning and development, not only in Maktab but the community as a whole.
 

DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS

Candidate

Abdul Wase Shahsamand

416-605-6171

dIRECTOR OF YOUTH SERVICES (aYC)

Candidate

Morteza Rasoul

647-2876311

Over the past two years, I’ve led the AYC executive and associate teams as we’ve planned and run dozens of religious, social, recreational, outreach, and charity events for the youth and the community. Previously, I was an AYC volunteer and executive.

I studied Industrial Engineering and currently work in the same field. I’m also a member of the Naynawah Conference Steering Committee, having led the committee as chair since 2016.

As someone who has attended ACIC since I was a child, my vision for AYC is to continue building a strong platform and resource for youth to come together, socialize, improve their knowledge of Islam, build strong relationships with God and the Ahlulbayt (as), and become better members of society.

DIRECTOR OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Candidate

Ghani Homa

416-735-1868

I have been an ACIC member for over 28 years. My first involvement was teaching Farsi Class at ACIC School for 5 years. As the result, I was elected as the Director of Education and held this position for three years.

In 2002, while I was a Board Member, I came to the realization that our YOUTH requires kind of religious and cultural services that meet their needs and designed according to their method of understanding. I submitted my proposal to the Board of Directors for the establishment of a YOUTH SECTION within ACIC. Fortunately it was approved and this was how Youth Section was founded. 

in regard to Cultural Works,  I have written several articles including but not limited on Social, Cultural, and parents / youth issues within the new immigrant community . Meanwhile, I have given numerous Speeches around those issues on the Radio, Television, and at the Conferences. I was also an Editorial Member of a Cultural Magazine, ASHIAN, in Toronto for 6 years.

For over 5 yeras, I was one of the organizer and facilitator of over 250 Workshops on numerous topics at Sabawoon Afghan Education and family servises ( SAFE ) for Afghan Community in GTA.

I studied Community Work at George Brown College and have worked in the Mental Health Field for over 15 years.

My main goal is to inshallh focus on keep increasing the quality of the cultural programs

DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS & it

Candidate

Nemat Maysam

416-830-2680

DIRECTOR OF bOOKKEEPING & ACCOUNTS

Candidate

Zahra  Hafiz

289-553-4556