Meet Shahla Gulistani

Shahla moved to Canada in 2015 to pursue the International Baccalaureate diploma at an international boarding school where she represented Afghanistan. She has received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia where she received the Young Global Citizen and the International Leader of Tomorrow awards.

She understands the importance of representation and inclusivity in engagement and works to amplify the voices of those who are often marginalized. Whether she is working with community groups, businesses, or individuals, Shahla brings a thoughtful and compassionate approach to every interaction and seeks to build bridges wherever possible.

Shahla believes in the power of community and the importance of creating spaces where everyone feels welcome and valued. She is committed to fostering connections and promoting understanding among diverse groups, recognizing that true collaboration and innovation come from a variety of perspectives and experiences. Shahla is thrilled about the opportunity to work alongside engagement experts at Delaney and is eager to expand her knowledge of engagement tools to promote meaningful dialogues and facilitate collaboration.

What is your favorite engagement tool, and why?

I don’t necessarily have a favorite engagement tool. I believe any tool that aligns with the desired objectives and is used effectively has the potential to create meaningful outcomes. An important factor in choosing the right tool for me, however, is considering the accessibility of that tool for the community or individuals we want to engage. We have to ensure that the tools we use are accessible and inclusive to them regardless of their background, education level, or language.