Executive Director, Canadian Council of Muslim Women
Alia was born in Burma and has lived in a number of countries. She is a social worker who has worked in direct services as well as with the Ontario government supervising various social service agencies in South East Ontario. Alia has worked in services for children, women who have been abused and services for adults with developmental disabilities.
Alia taught at St Lawrence College in Kingston. She has been active in interfaith relationships, as well as with women’s issues. As Executive Director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women she has been further involved in activism and advocacy on behalf of women.
She also writes a regular column for the Kingston Whig Standard.