Sukaina Dada is the Development Officer at The Family and Youth Institute. She is also the founder and president of SMILE Canada – Support Services, an organization dedicated to supporting children living with disabilities and their families. Sukaina completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University.

A mother of two, Sukaina currently resides in Washington, D.C. She is most passionate about helping Muslim Communities become physically and socially accessible and inclusive. She has served Muslim communities in Canada and the United States for over ten years and has been part of many Muslim organizations including Global Deaf Muslim and American Muslim Health Professionals Enabled Muslim Advisory Committee. Sukaina joined The FYI’s team to help secure funding and resources to enhance the research, education and community building The FYI provides to support youth and families.