Amira Elghawaby is a Canadian journalist, communications professional, and human rights activist. She was appointed as Canada’s first special representative on combatting Islamophobia in January 2023.
Elghawaby is a human rights activist and a journalist. She is employed as a communications lead by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and is a freelance journalist who contributes columns to The Toronto Star.
She previously worked at CBC News, the Canadian labour movement, and as a human rights coordinator for the National Council of Canadian Muslims.
Amira Elghawaby Parents: Who are Amira Elghawaby’s parents?
Elghawaby was born to Egyptian parents; her father was an engineer.
She emigrated to Canada at the age of two months with her mother and also spent four of her early years in Bandung, Indonesia.
Elghawaby has a degree in journalism and law from Carleton University.