Contact and Bio Information

Bayan Khatib


Current Position:   Communications Director

Institutional Affiliation:   Syrian Canadian Foundation

Location:   Ontario

Sector:   Service Provider
  • Settlement and Service Provision
  • Social and Cultural Integration

Languages:   English and Arabic


In 2015, Bayan co-founded the Syrian Canadian Foundation, which supports the successful integration of Syrian newcomers, and the Syria Film Festival in Toronto, which aims to give voice to the struggles and hopes of the Syrian people. She also serves on the Community Advisory Committee of Lifeline Syria, an organization that facilitate the private sponsorship and resettlement of refugees to Toronto.

Bayan works as a Communications Consultant for non-profit organizations, including the recently launched Al-Qazzaz Foundation for Education and Development.

For the past five years, Bayan lead a multinational media campaign, had numerous media appearances, and participated as a speaker on the Syrian crisis at local and international events.

Bayan graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in English and Professional Writing and Communications. She has a Masters in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory from McMaster University.