Niketa Bissessar has an insatiable appetite for knowledge that will aid in eliminating the injustice against all women. She believes in a society that promotes equality, diversity, and respect towards all its members including minority groups and women. Being the
first generation to have the opportunity to attend university in her Guyanese-Canadian family, has given her the personal drive to actively facilitate change in the Canadian society. Recently graduating York University with an undergraduate degree in Criminology, Niketa has developed a strong passion for how Canadian Muslim women are treated in the 21st century. She would like to explore the intersections of religion, politics, and the criminal justice system and how they are intertwined in this context.
From this passion, she would like to further her post secondary education in policy or law in which she can assist in creating a support network for immigrant communities and women who face discrimination, inequality, and injustice. Niketa is a strong advocate in creating a strong voice for women in Canada, which will enhance our identity and rights as women.
Amina completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biochemistry from University of Toronto (UofT). She also finished her MSc in Analytical Chemistry from UofT in 2014. Currently, she is seeking employment in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Amina recently joined CCMW as a program executive as she is very passionate about women’s issues and rights. She also strongly identifies with her Muslim identity. At CCMW, Amina hopes to empower women and assist them with issues they may face as a Muslim living in the west.