Wahida Valiante is a founding member and current President of the Canadian Islamic Congress. The CIC–which is made up of 24 organizations–publishes a newsletter that has 300,000 subscribers worldwide. Valiante is a published author of books on theories of family therapy and community issues. An outspoken advocate of the rights of Canadian Muslims, Valiante was awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding leadership and service to the Canadian Muslim community.
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