Who is Ali Mohamed Ali?

    Ali Mohamed-Ali has spent his work career and volunteer time tirelessly contributing to the Toronto public education system, enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities and persons across the range of ethnocultural backgrounds and advancing social and economic justice causes.


    Electing Ali as Public School Trustee for Etobicoke North will introduce an enthusiastic newcomer with fresh ideas, a history of filling volunteer roles within the TDSB and wide-ranging and deep knowledge of TDSB policies and processes.

    Ali, as he has so often done over the past decade, will draw together and facilitate communication between parents, educators and the community, with the goal of all activities to be provision of the best possible education to each and every student within the Toronto public school system.

    Education

    Ali is a former student of the Toronto District School Board system.


    In 2004, Ali completed a Bachelor of Public Administration and Governance and in 2007, a Masters of Public Policy and Administration, from Ryerson University.

    Community Involvement

    TDSB Volunteer Involvement:

    School Councils:


    Ali has served as school council co-chair at a range of Etobicoke North schools, amongst them Kingsview Village Junior School, Braeburn Junior School, The Elms Junior Middle School And The Boys Leadership Academy the latter the only boys school in the TDSB.


    Advisory Committee:


    Ali represented Etobicoke North on the TDSB’s Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC), mandated by Ontario Regulation 612/00 of the Education Act.




    Special Task Force:

    Ali co-chaired the TDSB’s ‘Task Force on the Success of Students of Somali Descent’. The Task Force held consultations with the Somali community, identified issues and barriers facing students of Somali origin and recommended proactive solutions and actions to improve the educational outcomes of students of Somali descent.


    Other Community Volunteer Involvement:

    Founding member, former director and chair of the Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities


    Founding member, former director and chair of the Somali Youth Association of Toronto


    Member of the Atkinson Foundation Inclusion Task Force, which had as its aim advising the Foundation on promotion of social and economic justice, using an inclusion lens


    Founding member and director of DEEN Support Services


    Career History


    Ali’s professional background includes diverse experience gained within the private and not-for-profit sectors.


    2012-2016 – Employment Services Manager, Link Up Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities


    1998-2012 – Employment Consultant/Case Manager, The Training Coordinating Group for Persons with Disabilities/Link Up
    Interests and Personal Life

    Ali lives in Etobicoke North and is a married father of four children, all are currently in the Toronto public school system.


    Ali is a Toronto Variety Village member and an avid wheelchair basketball player. He also coaches soccer for young boys in the Dixon FC Soccer Club.


    “He (Ali) is not only a strong advocate for parents and students but he is also an impressive community organizer and committed to building a stronger public school system … Mr. Mohamed's ability to pull together parents, educators, students and board personal, while working with elected officials of the Board was remarkable, and exactly the combination of skill sets required by a trustee.”


    A well respected MP, City of Toronto

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