Speaker Profiles

Yasir Naqvi

Yasir Naqvi

Chief Executive Officer

Institute of Canadian Citizenship

Yasir Naqvi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), Canada’s leading voice on citizenship and inclusion. Prior to joining the ICC, Mr. Naqvi served as a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for almost 11 years, representing a downtown, urban and diverse community in Ottawa, Ontario. In that time, he served as the Attorney General of Ontario, Government House Leader, the Minister of Labour, and the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Mr. Naqvi is a lawyer, and has served as a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, and a guest lecturer at Carleton University. A first generation Canada, Mr. Naqvi is recognized by his peers as a strong community leader. He is married to Christine McMillan, and is proud of his children, Rafi and Elliana.

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