Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
Status: Featured in current year
Wahida Valiante is a founding member, and currently, the president of the Canadian Islamic Congress. The CIC is made up of 24 organizations and the CIC’s newsletter has 300,000 subscribers worldwide. She is a published author of books on theories of family therapy and community issues. She is an outspoken advocate of the rights of Canadian Muslims and was awarded the 2014 Life Time Achievement Award for her outstanding leadership and service to the Canadian Muslim community.