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Shireen Salti

Executive Director, Canadian Arab Institute

Canadian Arab community eg. migration history and census data, immigrant and refugee policy, newcomer integration (barriers and successes), internationally-trained professionals, civic engagement, diversity and inclusion.


Massey Dialogues: Insights into the Arab Population in Canada

Principal Des Rosier‘s guests will be Shireen Salti and Ola Mohajer from the Canadian Arab Institute, who will join us to share their research on history, migration patterns, and civic engagement, as well as challenges faced by newcomers to Canada. The conversation will highlight the various contributions members of the Arab community have made — and continue to make — to the life of our country.

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Shireen Salti is the Interim Executive Director at the CAI, providing organizational, operational, fundraising, and programmatic leadership and oversight to further CAI’s mission. She has worked in the Ontario Public Service, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and Council of Ontario Universities in various policy positions. She has volunteered with the Canadian Arab community over the years, supporting the resettlement of newcomers in the GTA. Salti is a graduate of York University and has a BA Honours in Business and Society, a Masters in Public Policy, Administration and Law, and a Graduate Diploma in Judicial Administration.


  • civic engagement
  • immigrant and refugee policy
  • Canadian Arab community
  • newcomer integration
  • diversity and inclusion
  • international trained professionals


  • York University
    Public Policy
    Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law, 2017

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