Seher is extremely passionate about civic engagement and was heavily involved in get-out-the-vote efforts during the 2015 federal election. Since 2015, Seher has been part of the leadership team at The Canadian-Muslim Vote, which seeks to educate community members about the ins and outs of Canadian democracy, as well as the importance of being involved in the political process.
Seher currently works at CivicAction Leadership Foundation, where she manages the DiverseCity Fellowship program. Prior to joining CivicAction, Seher Shafiq was the Partnerships & Community Engagement Manager at Lifeline Syria, where she managed the volunteer program, media/communications, and government relations of the organization. Seher’s other experiences include working at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, as well as project management for a youth resiliency and mental health project in Ontario.
Seher completed both her degrees at the University of Toronto – a Masters in Global Affairs from the Munk School of Global Affairs and a BA with a double major in International Relations and Ethics, Society & Law.
In her free time, Seher is a big foodie and loves trying new restaurants and recipes!