Welcome to the HPRT’s new Director of Community Engagement: Sarah Sabihuddin.

Please join us in welcoming the HPRT’s new Director of Community Engagement: Sarah Sabihuddin.

Sarah was one of several strong candidates for the position with the HPRT. We are pleased to note that she was the unanimous choice of the Selection Committee.

Sarah joins the HPRT from the Ontario Public Service where she has held many positions over the last 8 years, notably, with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Political Science in 2008 from the University of Western Ontario and also earned a certificate in Public Administration through the University of Windsor. In addition, Sarah recently completed the Municipal Administration Program (MAP) offered through the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO).

Sarah has been a resident of Halton Region for the past 5 years, and an active member of her community – she has served as a council appointed member of the Community Spirit Awards Selection Committee since January 2015. Sarah is also a member The Bronte Village Residents Association (BVRA).

Sarah has a deep knowledge and practical experience in key provincial and regionally based community strategies, provincial legislation and policies related to social issues including: housing, homelessness, urban growth and poverty reduction. This knowledge coupled with the experience she has in developing and managing strategic relationships will enable her to further the work that Leena has so ably led during her time with the HPRT.