Community activist and academic Saman Tabasinejad was acclaimed candidate representing the Ontario NDP in Willowdale in the upcoming provincial election.

Saman holds a B.A. in political science from Carleton and her Masters Research in Anthropology from McGill.

Saman is passionate about social justice, creating a more equitable OSAP, and accessible pharmacare regardless of age and class. For the past two years she has been on the executive of Roofs for Refugees, an organization that pairs newly arrived refugees with homes with reasonable rents.

In her academic career, she has written and researched class, gender inequality, and the far-reaching effects of austerity measures.

She has been involved in teaching English to newcomers and been a part of the Iranian Canadian Congress advocating for progressive policies. She is dedicated to making a community that is equitable, inclusive, and works for everyone.

For more information, please visit Saman’s website