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Amira Elghawaby is a journalist and human rights advocate. In January 2023, she was appointed Canada’s Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia.
Prior to the appointment, Amira was a contributing columnist at the Toronto Star and was a frequent media commentator on equity and inclusion,
Amira most recently led strategic communications and campaigns at the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. She also previously worked in Canada’s labour movement in communications and human rights and spent five years promoting the civil liberties of Canadian Muslims at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) between 2012 to 2017.