Saima Jamal

Saima Jamal is a well-known Calgary based social activist, community organizer, humanitarian, and volunteer social worker. She speaks publicly on refugee and immigrant issues, activism, anti-racism, religious discrimination and women’s issues.

As the past Program Manager of the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary and the current Co-Founder of the Calgary Immigrant Support Society, formerly the Syrian Refugee Support Group, Saima uses a unique multi-faith, multi-cultural and multi-community approach to mobilize 1000s of Calgarians to make our city the most welcoming place for newcomers to live and thrive. 

Saima’s years of peacebuilding efforts and compassionate work as a peace activist included program development that educated Calgarians on different ways Canadians grappled with local and national calamities and conflict resolution domestically as well as conflicts in Myanmar, South Asia, Middle-East, Africa and Latin America.  Her work also covered the fight against deviant extremist groups, curbing radicalization in Calgary, and finding reconciliation for religious conflicts and sectarian issues.

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