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Shelina Ali, J.D., M.A.

Shelina Ali

Shelina is a lawyer at Iler Campbell LLP, and works with non-profit and co-operative organizations on a variety of corporate and governance issues these organizations face.  Prior to attending law school, she completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in international development and public policy, with a focus on gender equality programming and policy.    She is excited to be involved with a community organization like NEW, which focuses on assisting newcomer women.


Fahreen Kurji

Shelina Ali

Fahreen is a lawyer at Forget Smith Morel. She has a long standing interest in immigration and settlement and prior to joining the NEW Board she completed her LL.M. with a Certificate of Specialization International Law. She has previous board experience with a non-profit settlement organization in North York and is excited to be involved with the NEW organization and its focus on newcomer women.


S. Priya Morley

Priya Morley

Priya is a member of the Litigation Practice Group at WeirFoulds LLP, with a practice that focuses on human rights, employment, and administrative law. She holds law degrees from McGill University, and has an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.

While studying law at McGill, Priya spent a summer working on the Equality Effect’s landmark “160 Girls” claim. This constitutional challenge was successful in obtaining legal remedies ordering the Kenyan state to enforce existing constitutional and human rights protections against sexual violence. Priya also completed a legal traineeship with the gender and human rights section of the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights.

She is excited to sit on the Board of Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto, an organization that supports immigrant women to integrate and thrive in our community.


Tina Tellis

Tina Tellis

Tina is an HR Talent Management professional at Canadian Tire Corporation. Her focus is on creating environments that help people actualize their full potential. Tina specializes in the re-design of performance management and employee engagement programs, and has a passion for career planning and development activities. She has an undergraduate in Business from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads University. Serving on the NEW board has been a privilege and one of her most valuable experiences to date.


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