Rana is an award winning social activist of Pakistani heritage, living in Dartmouth-Cole harbour for over 20 years. She is the recipient of RBC’s Top 25 Canada’s Immigrant Award, My Halifax Experience Maritimes Top 25 Immigrant Award and The Coast’s bronze and silver top activist award to name a few. She has dedicated herself to serving and supporting her community by volunteering with several organizations and helping those who reach out to her.
As an immigrant coming from a developing country, Rana finds it difficult to comprehend why there is so much poverty, lack of fresh drinking water and numerous other issues in a first world country. She believes there is enough wealth in this great country, where everyone can live a life of safety and security of basic needs with dignity. A mother of 3, she is deeply concerned about the state of the world due to climate change and has discussions with her children on how to build a sustainable future for their generation. She believes solutions are there and that youth participation is the key to real change.
Rana has had to take on many roles from a young age to support her family. From hauling garbage from people’s backyard as a child, phone sales, server/cashier/accountant for her family’s restaurant, airport taxi driver while at university. This is in addition to being married, working in retail, secretary roles, as a data entry clerk, accounts receivable officer, receptionist and master hair stylist. Rana is currently serving with several non-profit organizations and she has a TEDx talk about how volunteering lead her to the United Nations as a delegate for Canada’s Voice of Women for Peace.
She has previously run in a provincial election in 2017 for the NDP as well won a contested nomination for MP in the last Federal election for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour. Rana likes to relax by spending time with her children playing games or watching a movie with them.
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