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Khadija Waseem is a national youth advocate and a third year student at Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto. 

Khadija is a Daughter of the Vote with Equal Voice a social not for profit organization empowering women in business, leadership, policy and politics. As a Daughter of the Vote she works to empower youth nationally with researched toolkits, and recommendations on national policies. She is a head research coordinator at the Rotman School of Management spearheading research used to write new and updated textbook materials.

Khadija is an at-risk youth counsellor, and founder of various youth social services programs across Toronto working to provide social supports to low-income and marginalised youth. She is a champion of many social justice causes particularly the empowerment of minorities, at-risk/marginalized youth, and women. 

She is a former youth delegate to the United Nations, a Girls(20) future board member, and a 50 Canadian youth for Canada150 with Global Vision. With her unique hyphenated perspective Khadija has been profiled by the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and CBC for various youth issues. She is going to be spending the summer working at the Prime Ministers Office focusing on youth issues, and perspectives.