SARA ELHAWASH

Recruitment Coordinator
sara@youngdiplomats.ca
@sarae17

Sara holds a BA with Honours in Political Science from York University. She was very involved in University holding many volunteer positions and helping many students as a REDZone Student Ambassador for York University.

Sara is currently working for the Ministry of Community and Social Services as an Enforcement Services Officer helping many divorced families in Ontario, with over 2 years of experience in the Ministry. Sara has demonstrated a history of working and volunteering in all three levels of the Canadian government. She is leading a project at her Ministry office on breaking the silos between the different office branches by creating an online wiki networking group that brings together information and simple communication to all staff. Sara has planned and organized several diversity and inclusion initiatives and events in her office and in the community.

Of the many roles she held, Sara's leadership as President of UNICEF at York resulted in the Club being awarded York’s Club of the Year Award for all events, organized, advocating initiatives for children around the world, increasing membership to over a thousand, and donating over $2,000 to UNICEF Canada. Sara had worked on several projects including planning a successful Ottawa trip as the Managing Director of Political Science Council where she led and organized a meeting with 3 Counselors from the Embassy of the United States, a meeting with diplomats at Global Affairs Canada, Parliament tour, Rideau Hall tour, and meetings with MPs, and ministers at the Assembly of First Nations. Sara had participated in Model UN conferences, acted as the Minister of Education in Model Parliament, and was selected as a Delegate to represent Canada at Carleton Model NATO 2016.

Sara's political ambition and involvement led her to many awards one of which selected her to represent her own Political Science program and Liberal Arts faculty for York’s "this is my time" campaign with her vision of "2022: As a diplomat, I advance Canada’s international influence". As part of Young Diplomats, she recently attended the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France in June 2017. She continues to be very involved. Sara has recently completed the Active Citizens Social Enterprise (ACSE) Programme at the British High Commission run by the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada), Created a workshop on Hidden Secrets to Social Networking and shared her experience with Youth in Toronto City Hall and has Co-founded and serves as the Director of Governmental and International Affairs at the Canadian Middle Eastern Council.