Nominated for the award: Community Activism
Company: Polar Sapphire
Position: Quality Manager / Professional Engineer
Biography: Nawres Fouad is a community activist who lives in Mississauga, she is a Professional Engineer with a bachelor's degree in Materials Eng. from UOT, a Quality Manager, and an MBA candidate, She's also a politician very involved in services since 2013. Recently, Nawres is the regional rep. of Golden Horseshoe for (NWLCO) and PEO GLP riding Rep. Nawres was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and she immigrated to Canada with her family in 2009. The difficulties, and the hard time she had, made her decide to try her best to prevent people from going through that, she started involving in many organizations for helping newcomers, the first one was the (Canadian Network of Iraqi Engineers & architects). Nawres had started as a member in 2010 and she joined the board of directors in 2016. Also, she helps in the PEO Mississauga Chapter, in local schools as an EIR, and in many other organizations including welfare. In 2013, she came up with the conclusion, that getting involved in politics is the best way to help and support more people. She had been involved in a different level of government. She helped at the federal and provincial levels. She held many positions like a (Vice-chair of the national women commission of Ontario) to support women. In June 2018, Nawres announced her plans to be closer to people's hearts, to work more for them, make their voices heard, and to run for a municipal election. She became the first Iraqi Canadian woman to run for a government election in Canada.