Wafa Al-jabiri
Country of origin: 
Iraq
Year of arrival to Canada: 
2013
Languages(s) speaks: 
Arabic
Education: 
B.Sc.
Occupation: 
Community Development (volunteering in Canada)

Community Involvement:

I volunteered in the Library Champions Project. As a Library Champion, I arranged and presented a session for Arabic speaking women to educate them about library services.Also I worked with many community services agencies, and, in the past year,  I volunteered about 100 hours or more.  

Interest in the Advisory:

I became interested in the Advisory Roundtable because I believe that Surrey is a good place to live in, and I want to help to make it even better.

Immigrant challenges:

My biggest settlement challenge was coming to Canada with kids. In the first few months, an immigrant has to fill a lot of forms and visit many governmental offices. , If you have kids it is difficult to do all these things, particularly in a summer break.

Vision for Surrey:

To be provided