SOUSAN ZARIBAF - Toronto, Ontario

Interests: Aging with a disability; Arts and Culture;
Attendant services; Accessibility; Employment; Housing;
Recreation

Background:   As a college student, Sousan
formed a Union for Students with Disabilities, organized meetings with
administrators and teachers to discuss accessibility on campus, and secured
improved services for students with disabilities in the classroom. She served on
the Board of Directors of Aldebrain Attendant Care Services of Toronto as
Secretary, promoting accessible housing for many years. Sousan participated in
successful negotiations with the Ontario Ministry of Housing to secure approval
for funding to start construction of an apartment building which integrated
wheelchair accessible units with support services in a public community setting.
She met with Ruth Grier, then Minister of Health, to advocate the great need for
social housing in Toronto.

Since commencing employment at TD Canada
Trust, Sousan has been an active participant in the Bank's advocacy and
employment diversity programs, recently serving on a panel organized by TD to
speak to 50
employers from all industries, explaining the tangible advantages
in hiring more persons with disabilities