Ayiko (Solomon) Muhhamed Ali
I, Ayiko Muhammed Ali, the Executive Director of Peace For All Canada (PFAC), am committed to supporting women, youth and children to access the quality of education and social-economic justice. I am fluent in Arabic and have an undergraduate degree in Global Studies and a graduate degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding, which will also allow me to better assist the individuals we are supporting.
I’ve spent the last 14 years of my life dedicated to transforming my childhood war trauma into a voice for the voiceless women, youth and children around the world. My portfolio of supporting women, youth and children involves the design and development of new projects and programs and working with key stakeholders. These experiences have assisted me in developing skills in empowering local women, youth and children and initiating innovative, grassroots, social-economic and conflict transformation projects, and these outcomes are listed below:
Coordinated civilian protection and humanitarian service delivery for over 20 international organizations and provided recommendation reports on various conditions related to insecurities;
Dedicated to working effectively and efficiently in complex, insecure, humanitarian conditions, and harsh living conditions;
Technical skills in designing, programming and coordinating protection and social justice programs;
Experience in mobilizing volunteers as a founder and manager for a non-profit organization by building collaborative relationships to confront root causes and drivers that strip children from their childhood;
Advocate in starting dialogues in post-conflict situations that were supported by the Canadian Department of Foreigner Affairs and International Trade (DFAID) with funding worth $350,000 and further dollars in annual fundraising efforts;
An investigative approach to seek out funding sources and draft funding applications;
I researched and analyzed current policies and shared this with team members and partners. I investigated funding sources, designed, developed and coordinated projects, and wrote funding applications. These are skills that will be a positive addition for PFAC
Director of Social Justice and Reconciliation
I was born on December 23, 1969 in Kazanlak, Bulgaria and studied elementary and secondary school in the same town and graduated in 1987. I graduated Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridsky in 1994 with Masters of Law degree and became a lawyer in September 1994. As a lawyer I represented clients in court litigation for civil, criminal, administrative and refugee cases, consulted with clients on a range of legal issues – personal property and business disputes, corporate cases, provided advice on criminal and civil court matters and represented clients in court for refugee applications and appeals as well as in the National Agency for Refugees. In 1998 I started a private practice as a Notary Public in Sofia, Bulgaria. I worked as a public notary from 1998 to 2014 and performed a wide range of responsibilities related to wills and estates, stored around 120 wills in the archive, real estate transfers, corporate cases.
Marinus de Groot (Martin)
Truth, Reconciliation, Civic Vitality and Conservation
Ph.D. History 95; Home Range Adventures in Media 20 - present; Commons Studio 12-20; Columnist Wat Reg Record 97-19; Wat Reg Arts Council 02-11.
Community Peace and Conflict Transformation
Adam Davidson-Harden is a parent, educator, activist and creative type (music, writing) from Kingston, Ontario. He started being creative with music first. You can learn more about my various pursuits through the different pages of this site. I will occasionally use the blog to share occasional writing - whether rants and polemics, essays or perhaps the occasional poem.
Ali Hassan Zaidi
Grassroots Cultural Peace and Community Residence
I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from York University (Toronto) in 2007 and my MA in Sociology from the University of Alberta in 1998. My BA is from Queen’s University (Kingston).
During 2013, I was a visiting professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. In 2008, I was a visiting fellow at the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World in Leiden, The Netherlands, and in 2006, I was an invited junior fellow at the Summer Academy on ‘Islam and the Repositioning of Religion’ at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut in Essen, Germany.
A mother, a wife and community peacemaker, and an advisor of cultural appropriate families and childcare.
Dr. Safdar Muhammad
Community Education Management and Community Formation
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada · Associate Professor · King AbdulAziz University
Dr. Safdar Muhammad. Principal, International School of Cambridge. King AbdulAziz UniversityUniversity of Toronto. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Nathan Funk
Community Peace, Security, Mitigation, and
Prevention of Youth Radicalization
Is an associate professor of Peace and Conflict Studies. He has served on the boards of two Canadian NGOs, Project Ploughshares and Peacebuilding: The Canadian Peacebuilding Network, and currently acts as a board member for the Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada. He has authored a number of writings on peacebuilding and international conflict resolution, with a special focus on the contemporary Middle East, Islamic-Western relations, identity conflict, sustained dialogue, and the role of cultural and religious factors in localized peacebuilding and social change processes.