Senator Salma Ataullahjan
Women in Politics: The Senate
Join us as we welcome Senator Salma Ataullahjan. Senator Salma Ataullahjan is Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
About our Speaker:
Salma Ataullahjan was born in Mardan, Pakistan, in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. She arrived in Canada as a young bride in the early 80s, settling in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Salma was appointed to the Canadian Senate in the summer of 2010 as a representative for the province of Ontario. As the first Canadian Senator of Pakistani origin, she stands for the ethnic diversity of all Canadians.
In the Senate, Salma is Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, as well as the Standing Committee on National Finance.
She is committed to issues affecting women and youth, having proposed several recognized studies in the Human Rights committee - one on women’s engagement in Afghanistan, another on cyberbullying of children under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as the Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Canada.
The Senator will be sharing her story, her work as a Senator and her focus on women’s empowerment.
We will be making a cheque presentation at our September meeting to our fundraising recipients of our Every30Seconds event with our partner, Determined Media.
We invite you to engage and share your ideas, knowledge and talents with BPW Durham!
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 6PM – 8:30PM
Location: Three Steps Up Coffee House
605 Brock St N, Whitby, ON L1N 9S8
BPW Durham Meeting Registration
Please register below so we can let the restaurant know how many to expect in order for them to have enough meals prepared. If you have any special dietary needs or need assistance with registration, please contact us.