PCAN

The Professional Canadian Arab Network (PCAN) is dedicated to empowering Canadian Arabs through professional development, philanthropy, mentorship and networking opportunities.

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PCAN is a professional network dedicated to empowering Canadian Arabs through professional development, philanthropy, mentorship and networking opportunities.

PCAN  was  born  out  of  CAI’s  vision  for  an  empowered  and  engaged community in an inclusive and respectful society. It builds upon CAI’s goals of building  and  engaging  the  Canadian Arab  community through bringing  together Arab  professionals  and  providing  them  a  
platform  for  networking with like minded individuals. 

Questions? Contact PCAN@canadianarabinstitute.org

Stay tuned for upcoming events!

 


Founding and current committee members:

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Lara Pietrolungo
Committee Co-chair

Current position: Director, International Education, The Hospital for Sick Children

Education: University of Toronto

Why she joined PCAN? It's an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, and build partnerships with the community by offering mentorship and leadership to young professionals.

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Mohamed Hamouda
Committee Co-chair

Current position: Mid Market Account Executive, Salesforce

Education: Ryerson University 

Why he joined PCAN? Because PCAN is a channel to connect Canadian Arabs to enable the community to network and have trusted contacts in various industries and roles and to inspire one another.  Being in the tech industry working with a Fortune 100 company and one of the most innovative companies in the world for 5 years, I look forward to sharing my skills and knowledge with PCAN members. 

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Alexander Adan

Current position: Corporate/ Commercial Lawyer

Education: University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa

Why he joined PCAN? To assist with creating a pan-Arab forum for professionals to network, mingle, share, and learn. I am passionate about technology startups and entrepreneurship.

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Aya Al-Shalchi

Current position: Special Assistant to Member of Parliament at the House of Commons

Education: Balsillie School of International Affairs

Why she joined PCAN? Because I wanted to be part of building a community that is positive, proud, inspired and most importantly altruistic. I am happy to say that PCAN achieves all of that. 

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Bader Elkhatib

Current positionAssociate, Tricon Capital Group

Education: The Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University

Why he joined PCAN? If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.

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Bahaa Samy

Current position: Investments Analyst, AMP Solar Group

Education: McMaster University, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, University of Alexandria

Why he joined PCAN? To help in building and advancing the careers of Canadian-Arab professionals.    

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Chris Al-Joundi

Current position: Global Head of Market Strategy, Salesforce Pardot

Education: University of Toronto 

Why he joined PCAN? To build new relationships with community leaders and give back to our community through professional mentorship and networking. 

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Faris Nimry

Current position: Project Manager 

Education: University of Santa Clara, The American University

Why he joined PCAN? To encourage networking towards entrepreneurship, and building social and business connections, for Canadian Arabs.

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Nermine Zohdi

Current position: International Development Consultant 

Education: The American University in Cairo

Why she joined PCAN? With Arab roots, I am honored and proud to be a board member of PCAN. Being a member of other networking groups, I was super excited about the formation of a networking group for Canadian Arabs. I look forward to working with everyone through the different professional development, civic engagement, philanthropic, mentorship, and networking opportunities. 

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Noura Zaina

Current position: Settlement Counselor, Afghan Women's Organization

Education: The French University in Egypt

Why she joined PCAN? Because PCAN is an opportunity to bring together like-minded Canadian Arabs to empower one another through exchanging experiences, relationship-building and network expansion. 

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Talin Shaheen

Current position: Donor Relations Coordinator, Save the Children

Education: University of Toronto

Why she joined PCAN? To forge relationships with people who have similar professional and personal interests, expand my knowledge and skill set, and give back to a community that has given me so much love and support   

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