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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.


Federal Government's Response to COVID19 in Arabic/English

The discussion included a number of tips on how to apply for government funding, access credible resources, and support newcomers across Canada.

Empowering Arab-Canadian Youth through Civic Engagement

All Hands on Deck: It’s Time to Allow Internationally-Trained Physicians to Join the Fight

Foreign-trained doctors are untapped resource in pandemic fight

Diversity, inclusion minister should act as ‘catalyst’ with cross-ministerial power, say advocates


Shireen Salti is the Interim Executive Director at the CAI, providing organizational, operational, fundraising, and programmatic leadership and oversight to further CAI’s mission. Shireen 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. Shireen 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