About

The True North Initiative is an independent, non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to advancing sound immigration and security policies. Furthermore, True North is a platform for a robust discussion on immigration, security and Canada’s role in the world.

Our mission is to champion sound immigration and security policies and lead a national conversation on how immigration can boost the economy. We stand on guard for Canadian values of individual liberty, economic freedom, the rule of law, human dignity, pluralism and peace.

Canada is the best country in the world, and we want to ensure that our immigration policies build upon our existing strengths and advantages.

The True North Initiative draws together scholars, activists, journalists and people of all backgrounds to discuss and promote a free, open and secure society in Canada.


Board

Ana Curic
As the former Chief of Staff to Canada’s Minister of Defence, Ana has a strong knowledge of immigration and security policies in Canada. Furthermore, Ana was also the Director of Communications for the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. She is dedicated to ensure the True North Initiative is the leading voice for sound immigration and security policies.
Kasra Nejatian
While Kasra was a Senior Advisor to Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, CNN called Canada’s immigration policies,“the most successful set of immigration policies in the world”. Kasra became an Advisor to the True North Initiative because he understands the importance of developing immigration and security policies that build upon Canada’s existing strengths and advantages.

Fellows

Ted Opitz
Security Fellow
Ted Opitz is the former Canadian Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Centre. During his time as a Member of Parliament, Ted was a strong supporter for Ukraine when Russian forces invaded Ukraine in 2014. Ted has a vast knowledge of security and public policies, and he understands the importance of promoting Canadian values at home and abroad.
Sabine El-Chidiac
Immigration Fellow
Sabine served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. She worked on various major policy files across Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism portfolios. Sabine has a strong knowledge of the importance of immigration and integration reform, focused on promoting peace and prosperity while maintaining Canada’s security and safety.
Chris Day
Immigration Fellow
Chris was the former Chief of Staff to Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. During his time in this role, Chris worked on national security files, intergovernmental affairs, political operations and more. Because of Chris’ thorough knowledge of immigration and security policies, he was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Influencing Canada’s Global Future” by Power & Influence Magazine.

 
 
Rahim Mohamed
Rahim is a lecturer in politics and international affairs at The Wake Forest University". His specializes in the effects of family policy on the socio-cultural integration of minority communities in Canada and Germany. He has also worked as a policy researcher for the Government of British Columbia.
CS Leung
CS Leung is an entrepreneur who has done business around the world and also the former Member of Parliament for the riding of Willowdale. During his time as a Member of Parliament, CS also served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism. In this role, he displayed his vast knowledge of the Canadian immigration system. He believes Canada's immigration system should be focused on promoting peace and prosperity while maintaining Canada’s security and safety.
Sam Eskenasi
Sam is a communications professional and a Canadian activist on topics such as Antisemitism, Israel and the Middle East. He has an extensive knowledge of security and public policies. He understands the importance of maintaining and promoting human rights at home and abroad.

Candice Malcolm
Founder & Senior Fellow
Our founder and senior fellow, Candice Malcolm, is well-known as the author of the best-selling books, Generation Screwed and Losing True North. Candice also provides no-nonsense analysis and hard hitting opinion in her role as a nationally-syndicated columnist for the Toronto Sun. Candice knows how the deck is stacked against common-sense policies in Ottawa, as she has seen first-hand dozens of leftist organizations pressuring the Canadian government towards irresponsible immigration policies. Candice created the True North Initiative as an organization that would promote sound immigration policy, Canadian interests and the rule of law.