Meet Nokha

 

Nokha Dakroub was elected as a Trustee for Wards 9 & 10 in the Peel District School Board on October 27th, 2014. She currently sits on the Instructional Programs/Curriculum Committee and the Special Education Advisory Committee at the Board.

Nokha is an activist, social worker and successful small business owner with extensive experience working in schools and in the field of education. Like many Mississaugans, she is a first generation Canadian who came here with her family at a young age from Lebanon.

As a student in York University, she was heavily involved in social justice causes and activism for fairness and equity. Nokha went on to receive her Bachelor of Social Work and then a Master’s degree in Social Work. She is registered with the Ontario Association of Social Workers as well as the Ontario College of Social Workers. She started her career working for various not-for-profit organizations counselling women facing abuse and helping newcomers settle in Canada.

Over the last few years, Nokha has hosted a community television show on Rogers TV, taught courses in social work at a private college and been trained in cognitive behavioural therapy at a local health centre.

Nokha worked as a Settlement Worker supporting schools in both the Peel District School Board as well as the Dufferin-Peel Catholic Board prior to her election as Trustee. She was responsible for helping newcomers and their families integrate into our education system. She understands the issues that students face in our schools and has experience working with them, their families, guidance counsellors and principals to resolve them.

She also has experience working with students in the postsecondary sector. Nokha was a course instructor at a local private college in Mississauga as well as a Placement Supervisor for an Ontario University guiding students through their work placement during the summer months.

Today, Nokha is a successful psychotherapist. She operates her own private practice where she helps people cope with depression, anxiety, eating disorders among other mental health issues and is proud to serve the residents of Wards 9 & 10 as their Trustee.


 

 

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