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Maryam Monsef is the Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha, and Canada’s Minister for Democratic Institutions. For the past decade Maryam, has been a dedicated community organizer, volunteer and advocate.
Twenty years ago, after fleeing the terror and oppression of the Taliban, Maryam and her family came to Peterborough – a community that welcomed them and provided the opportunity to build a new life in Canada.
Since graduating from Trent University with a Bachelor of Science, she has worked with a number of organizations including Trent University, Fleming College, Peterborough Economic Development, the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough and the New Canadian Centre on initiatives which assisted both individuals, and our community, in reaching their full potential.
She has been a member of over thirty community based action committees, served on numerous boards, and is a highly sought after speaker on topics such as leadership, youth, women and community action.
Maryam co-founded the Red Pashmina Campaign, which has raised over $150,000 for women and girls in Afghanistan, while also recognizing local women of impact.
Maryam has represented Peterborough at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York City, is a co-recipient of the YMCA’s Peace Medallion and has received the Young Leaders Award from Trent University. In 2015, Maryam was again recognized as one of Peterborough’s most influential people by local media.