Shahina Siddiqui, BA. LLD. is a freelance writer, author, spiritual counselor, speaker and educator. Shahina has been working for decades in build bridges between faith and cultural communities, to help preserve human rights, develop cultural competency and mutual understanding. Shahina is originally from Pakistan and has lived in Winnipeg since 1976. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English hon. and Philosophy from St Joseph’s College, University of Karachi.
Shahina co-founded Islamic Social Services Association in 1999, co-founded Al-Hijra Islamic school first in Manitoba 1996. She founded the Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute and co-founded Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute. She also co-founded the Interfaith Council of Women – Manitoba. Is founding member of the Federation of Canadian Muslim Social Services. She has served as faculty for Global College Summer Institute 2013-2015.
Shahina has been invited to many national and international forums to speak and educate. Shahina has presented as keynote speaker on both local, national and international conferences on varied subjects.
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, to Ms. Shahina Siddiqui, (2019)