Shireen Salti has worked at the intersection of higher education, governments, and the nonprofit sector in Canada over the last 8 years. She is the former Executive Director of the Canadian Arab Institute where she amplified the policy priorities of Arab-Canadians at the federal level of government during a global pandemic.
Shireen has been recently featured as one of 40 influential and diverse Canadians in a book called Inspiring Canadians by acclaimed CBC journalist Mark Bulgutch. She has previously worked at Queen’s Park for Members of Provincial Parliament and advised Ontario university presidents on Indigenous, cannabis, mental health, and accessibility policies on campus at Council of Ontario Universities.
Shireen has recently been appointed as Advancement Lead at Windsor Law, reporting to the first Arab woman Dean of Law in Canada, Reem Bahdi.
She holds a Master’s in Public Policy, Administration, and Law, Graduate Diploma in Judicial Administration and a BA Honours in Business & Society from York University. She was named the School of Public Policy and Administration’s emerging leader and is a regular public commentator in Canadian and international media. She is a firm believer of centering community needs in cross sectoral approaches to advocacy and governance.