“I believe in every individual’s innate ability and power to heal”

Ahmad is an Expressive Arts Therapist and a community counsellor. His work with the Surrey School Board gave him many opportunities to work with at risk children and new refugees. Providing therapy through different art modalities to provoke imagination and enhance creative expression.

He has worked extensively with a variety of demographics who have been impacted by trauma and complex trauma including refugee claimants who experienced adversity in their countries, during their journey to Canada, and while they were awaiting their refugee hearing.

His passion for supporting marginalized communities led him to get involved and help bridge language and capacity gaps with multiple organizations, including Kinbrace Refugee Claimant and Housing Support, Canadian Red Cross, SOS, ISS of BC, and Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture.

Ahmad’s work is inspired by his own life experience as a refugee from Iran.

In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, and movies.