About The Founder
. Sadaf Jamal
Founder of MNIC, Sadaf Jamal, graduated from University of Waterloo with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology. She is also a recent graduate of Masters in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care from the University of Toronto in 2021. She is a Registered Psychotherapist certified with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is obtaining her certification as a Spiritual Care Practitioner from Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. She is a certified Personal Trainer, CanFit Pro Group Fitness Instructor, RYT, Nutrition and Wellness Coach offering fitness classes at MNIC and University of Toronto.
Sadaf laid the foundation of MNIC in 2013 catering to the cultural and faith sensitivities of diverse ethnic population of women in GTA with a pressing need to achieve their health goals in safe spaces without compromising their identity and values.
MNIC encourages people to be proud of their culture, faith, identity, and heritage.
Sadaf has received Leading Woman Building Communities awards from House of Commons of Canada and Province of Ontario. She is awarded Jack Layton’s Award for her community services by Dr. Roz Healing Place – an empowerment center for abused women and children. TPH supported MNIC’s community building initiatives with IYE grants. She is also a recipient of Entering Theological Scholarship from University of Toronto. Sport Chek Canada recognized MNIC as a “Move Maker” who is changing the narratives around what fitness means to Canadians, how they perceive it in various ways and that anyone can “Find What Moves Them” in anyway they like wearing whatever they want.
Sadaf leads many educational workshops on improving physical, mental and spiritual health for IYE project, “Turn Struggles into Strengths” financially supported by TPH. MNIC’s workshops for youth are on significant issues such as self-esteem, identity crisis, cyber bulling, social media, tobacco prevention, sexual and drug abuse, suicide and a variety of mental health topics.
She is a wife, mother, student, teacher, volunteer and a simple human being, trying to leave a beneficial social footprint after her!