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Interview with Shahad Al Sadoon, Inclusive Leader since 2010

In this short video, Shahad Al Sadoon invites you to experience Inclusive Leadership as a life-changing opportunity to meet amazing people while learning life-skills for appreciating social diversity and biodiversty. The outcomes include learning to listen with compassion instead of judging people, learning to be who you are instead of trying to conform to expectations, and believing in yourself as a valuable contributor to your community.

After watching Shahad’s video, we invite you to click on these links to learn more about getting involved in Inclusive Leadership.

  1. Click here to learn about our new Inclusive Leadership Online learning opportunities available to you no matter where you live in the world. We are so excited to now be able to bring new and experienced Inclusive Leaders from around the world together online through online courses, practice groups and our second ever live heart-to-heart compassionate conversation cafe coming up on Saturday, August 12.  Inclusive Leadership For Our Global Village: New ways of living, learning and leading in your diverse communities.
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Today I Became A Canadian Citizen

(Submitted by Inclusive Leader, Shahad Al Sadoon)

IMG_4738In a year that has been amazing in so many ways, Canada Day 2016 is the most amazing and best day of my whole life. I find it hard to explain to people who have grown up in Canada what it means to me to become a Canadian Citizen but I will try.

The day I arrived in Canada, in July 2010, Canada became my country. On July 1 2016, the day I became a Canadian Citizen, Canada became my home. Feeling at home means feeling safe and living without fear. From now on, no matter where I travel in Canada or anywhere in the world, I am a Canadian Citizen with a Canadian passport knowing that the Government of Canada is looking out for me.

IMG_4750One of the most important things about being a Canadian Citizen is living in a democracy with the right to vote. During the next election I won’t have to be on the sidelines encouraging other young people to get out there and vote. I will be fully involved in helping to elect a new government by getting out there and voting myself.

 

IMG_4687The most difficult thing to explain to Canadians who have been born in Canada is how, for me, becoming a Canadian Citizen means becoming fully human. Canada is one of the only countries in the world where equality is the law. Section 15 (1) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states that, “Every individual is equal…” The moment I became a Canadian Citizen I was no longer the same Shahad who grew up in Iraq and in Syria where there is nothing about women’s rights. I am now Shahad, a proud Canadian Citizen and a proud human being with equal value to all other human beings.

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HAPPY CANADA DAY EVERYONE!