A husband, father of two and a son, Fahad has been living in ward 10 since 2012 with his family.
Born to a middle class family in Pakistan. Fahad was influenced by his maternal grandmother, who was a community leader and well known in the neighborhood due to her helping and caring attitude among all.
“It was a very diverse community we lived in and she cared for all, every time I meet people who knew my grandma I am informed that she was a caring soul.”(Fahad)
Fahad’s first major job was to work for a social enterprise which was a housing society focused on catering towards the need of a specific community.
When He moved to Canada, Fahad attended a training program through Ryerson University which was geared towards “Canadian Workplace Culture” after moving to Alberta in 2012 and securing a job as a Business Analyst with the City of Edmonton, Fahad started mentoring internationally trained professional to help them find a job in their field.
Beginning of 2012 when Fahad moved to Edmonton with his son and expectant wife, a worker in Edmonton public library sat with him and explained him about the programs and services available for new comers which enabled him to pass it on to 5 more families Fahad helped to settle in Edmonton (who were friends and relatives)
“I could never forget the time when I moved here with limited resources and I got help from different community organisations, I was touched by all those people who helped me to make Edmonton my Home and now it’s time for me to pay back “(Fahad)
Fahad currently sits on Blue Quill Community League board as a facilities director
Mentors internationally trained professionals with Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council &
Writer for Diversity Magazine Edmonton.