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Ausma Mailk

Ausma Malik is the first hijab-wearing woman in public office in Canada. Her dedication to Toronto’s wellbeing is prominent in her championship of affordable housing and racial justice.

A portrait illustration of Ausma Mailk.

Toronto City Councillor
Born in 1984

Ausma Malik made history as the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman elected to public office in Canada. With a diverse background in student organizing, environmental activism, child care advocacy, and policy innovation, she fosters caring and inclusive communities. As a former Trustee for the Toronto District School Board, she successfully championed the construction of Jean Lumb Public School, the first school to be built in downtown Toronto in two decades. During her tenure as Director of Advocacy and Organizing at the Atkinson Foundation, Malik collaborated with grassroots organizers and policy innovators, promoting a fair economy.

Proudly serving Ward 10, Spadina–Fort York, Malik envisions a green, just, and caring Toronto that embraces and amplifies the voices of all citizens.

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