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ABOUT

Mihad Fahmy has practiced labour, employment and human rights law for over 10 years. A graduate of Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Mihad was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997 and went on to obtain her LL.M. in 1999 with a focus on minority rights and constitutional law.

In her labour law practice, Mihad regularly handles grievances on all matters concerning the interpretation and application of collective agreements including discipline and dismissal, health and safety, human rights and union policy grievances. She represents unions in a variety of sectors including colleges, health care, and the public and broader public sector.

Mihad also has extensive experience presenting human rights matters before grievance arbitration boards, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and regularly advises individuals, unions and organizations regarding both their rights and obligations under human rights legislation and policies.

As the Human Rights Committee Chair of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM),  Mihad advises the organization on human rights and anti-discrimination issues, oversees human rights research and policy development, and represents individual complainants being assisted by NCCM. Mihad was NCCM’s Co-Counsel in its intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark case of R. v. N.S. [2012] 3 SCR 726.

Mihad is a Part-time Faculty Member at Huron College, Western University, teaching a course on Freedom of Religion and Accommodation in Canada. She also regularly speaks and writes on issues of human rights, integration and religious freedoms.

Mihad has always been actively engaged in her community. She currently serves on the Board of the London Islamic School and the Muslim Resource Centre of Social Support and Integration. She has also been a Member of the City of London’s Diversity and Race Relations Advisory Committee and a Board Member of the London & Middlesex Children’s Aid Society.