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Elliot and Farhana – About Us

About Us

Where Ideas and the Arts thrive

The Silk Road Institute is dedicated to promoting thought provoking discussions and creative artistic expressions, with an emphasis on cross-cultural exchange and building bridges across Canada’s diverse communities.

Through speaker events, spoken word, music, monthly discussions, photography, and art, we hope to inspire, connect, and build bridges across Canada’s multicultural backgrounds.

We aspire to provide a welcoming space for Canadians from all backgrounds, encouraging members, performers and artists to respect the cultural and religious sensibilities of our diverse audience.

Our Board

Mohamed Shaheen

Mohamed Shaheen

Board Chair & Executive Director

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Bochra Manaï

Bochra Manaï

Board Vice-Chair

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Yasin Dwyer

Yasin Dwyer

Board Member

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Jihane El Atifi

Jihane El Atifi

Board Member

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Amira Elghawaby

Amira Elghawaby

Board Member

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Haniya Sheikh

Haniya Sheikh

Board Member

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Sam Bakhshalian

Sam Bakhshalian

Board Member – Financial and Administrative

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Our Team

Mohamed Shaheen

Mohamed Shaheen

Board Chair & Executive Director

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Oubai Elkerdi

Oubai Elkerdi

Media Director

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Sam Bakhshalian

Sam Bakhshalian

Board Member – Financial and Administrative

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Shiva Mazrouei

Shiva Mazrouei

Development Director

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Mercedeh Baroque

Mercedeh Baroque

Communications

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Trisha Islam

Trisha Islam

Operations Director – Toronto

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Sumayyah Ajem

Sumayyah Ajem

Outreach – Toronto

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