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Alifa has worked within healthcare for the past 21 years in patient care and non-patient care settings. She is the mother of two boys with neurodevelopmental diagnoses who also actively partners both in the health and educational systems at micro, meso, and macro levels.
Presently her most notable roles include being the Vice Chair of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (HBKRH) – Research Family Engagement Committee (RFEC), a member of Family as Faculty (FaF) at HBKRH, an Acceptance Commitment Training Facilitator for Caregivers of People with Disabilities, a Patient Surveyor at Accreditation Canada, a Peer Reviewer at Health Standards Organization (HSO), a member of her local Ontario Health Team (OHT), and a member of the IDEA Task Force at HBKRH.
Alifa has successfully partnered and led initiatives that drive high-quality, safe care, and transformational education for clients, families, students, clinicians, and health care providers through genuine and meaningful collaborations. She won the 2020, Canadian Patient Safety Week Safety Story for “Understanding Virtual Care: A Resource for Clients and Families”, and in 2019 she was the recipient of both an Ontario Volunteer Service Award, and The Beryl Institute – Team Innovation Award.