Shahina Siddiqui moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba from Pakistan. While in Pakistan she attended St. Joseph College at the University of Karachi where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in English honours and Philosophy.
Shahina is the Founder and Executive Director of the Islamic Social Services Association based in Winnipeg. She served as volunteer executive director for ISSA– USA and Canada from 1999 to 2003. She continues to serve as president and volunteer executive director of ISSA- Canada. She is also the Chair of Islamic History Month Canada.
Shahina is active in the community as a member of the RCMP Commissioner’s National Advisory Committee on Diversity as well as the RCMP Commanding Officers’ Diversity Committee, D-Division in Manitoba. She has also served with several NGOs and community organizations in Winnipeg. In addition to her work with various organizations, Shahina contributes as a freelance writer, spiritual counsellor, and public speaker.