Tabassum Wyne is the executive director of the Muslim Advisory Council of Canada and is passionate about ensuring that human rights and equity are met through her advocacy efforts. Her work has been recognized in the House of Commons as being effective and efficient.
She secured funding from YWCA Canada to facilitate community consultations for the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence project. Leading her team in the successful development of actionable policy recommendations created through focus groups with external stakeholders from the Black, Indigenous, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2S+ communities and other racialized peoples and women, we actively influenced the allocation of $601 million in the Federal Budget over five years to advance towards a new National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence by the Government of Canada.
Her strategic leadership and exceptional stakeholder management skills have landed her advisor roles at a multitude of national organizations including the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) reporting directly to the editor in chief, who play a major role in influencing cross-country dialogue on many issues including the impact of Islamophobia on health equity; the Halton District School Boards- Human Rights and Equity Advisory Committee serving as the Co-Chair, working directly with the superintendents and trustees with a focus on the impacts of Islamophobia on youth; and McMaster Children’s Hospital reporting directly to the President about anti-racism and Islamophobia in the healthcare sector. Through her dedication, drive and progressive experience, Tabassum is working with her team to ensure that the health implications of Islamophobia are further researched, recognized and advanced across Canada.
And a fun fact about Tabassum is that she was on Food Network Canada’s Wall of Chefs in 2020.