After an thorough application and interview process, The City of London has hired Ahmer Khan as the Muslim Community Liaison Advisor, effective Monday, December 12. Ahmer’s most recent role was as the Constituency & Stakeholder Relations Manager, at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, where he was a primary contact for community organizations, government stakeholders and local businesses to proactively build connections and awareness on local issues. Prior to that, Ahmer worked as a Senior Export Advisor for the Ontario Ministry of Trade where he supported and collaborated with government agency partners as well as multi-sector small and mid-size enterprises to provide a one window resource to navigate government resources and provide strategic export advice. In his role as Muslim Community Liaison Advisor, Ahmer will work with the community, to guide the implementation of the A London for Everyone: An Action Plan to Disrupt Islamophobia. Ahmer will be responsible for developing and strengthening the City’s relationships with the diverse Muslim communities and representative organizations in the community, and for recommending processes and initiatives that better enable the City to align service delivery with the needs of Muslim people in our city.
Hikma congratulates the City for this historic hiring decision and thanks Rumina Morris, Director, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression, City of London and Kelly Beaune, Employee Relations Advisor for their push in making this happen and for consulting with Hikma throughout this process.
This is a very positive step in the fight against anti-Muslim hate in London. We look forward to working with Ahmer and will be meeting with him early in the new year to get to work.