Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee

Fellowship Spotlight: Najva

Najva is a top-notch political advisor. Currently she’s an advisor to the Mayor of Vaughan, Steven Del Duca and before that was the Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party. Najva has held many senior roles within the Ontario Liberal Party and in government, including as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economic Development and Growth. She has a Masters in Public Policy, Administration and Law from York University where she also taught public policy.    

A leader in the Persian community, Najva is passionate about helping Iranian and Afghan refugees and human rights issues in Iran. Volunteering comes natural to Najva, either on election campaigns or as CJPAC’s Co-Chair of the Fellowship Alumni Association Steering Committee. She served this latter role for three years where under her leadership hundreds of Fellowship Alumni from around the world got reengaged with CJPAC.

Thank you for everything you’ve done Najva. Good luck with your next role as mama of two!!!