Habon Ali

Habon is a Somali-Canadian community builder involved with initiatives including the Prime Minister's Youth Council, Toronto Public Health's Youth Health Action Network, and the Mosaic Institute.

She is passionate about removing systemic barriers for youth, especially youth from marginalized and vulnerable communities. Currently, Habon is an intern at MaRS Discovery District where she is working towards removing barriers to youth employment for NEET youth (not in education, employment or training). Previously, she was actively involved in the creation of Canada's first National Youth Policy, the development of Canada's Service Corps and the Amplify Lab with Apathy is Boring. 

Habon is a graduate student at McMaster University working towards an MSc in Global Health. She recently completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in Biology and Environmental Science. She is passionate about creating spaces and opportunities for meaningful youth engagement, participation and change in our democracy. Habon believes a strong democracy is one where all citizens can participate.