Fatima is a student studying Politics and Governance at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is very passionate about youth issues, and has been involved in youth program planning and development since the past three years. She works to champion youth by creating spaces that are inclusive and welcoming, encourages dialogue on topics that are important and relevant, fosters growth, and builds leadership skills. She primarily has focused on developing programs that empower youth whom are at-risk/ marginalized, from low-income neighbourhoods, Muslim youth, and women/ girls. Fatima’s work and passion is inspired by the young people she has had the privilege to know who fearlessly work and speak out about issues that are important to them.