Sister Amira Elghawaby
Amira Elghawaby is a journalist, communications expert, and human rights advocate. Along with appearances on Canadian and international news networks, Amira has written and produced stories and commentary for CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star, Maclean’s, the Walrus, the Literary Review of Canada, and the Globe and Mail.
Amira is currently involved with several initiatives to promote civic engagement and social cohesion, including as a founding board member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, as well as a board member of the Silk Road Institute, and as an advisor to the Muslim Youth Fellowship in Toronto.
Between 2012 and 2017, Amira promoted the civil liberties of Canadian Muslims as human rights officer and later, as director of communications, at the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM). She now works in Canada’s labour movement in digital communications, helping to champion progressive issues and causes online.
Amira obtained an honours degree in Journalism and Law from Carleton University in 2001.