Zabeda Yaqoob was born and grew up in England where she practiced as a lawyer in a number of different areas of law. In her latter years she specialized in Family, Immigration, Child Protection law and Judicial Review.
Zabeda has a vast amount of experience dealing with culturally sensitive issues. She has delivered training and mentoring in areas such as forced marriages, domestic violence, female genital mutilation and human and child trafficking. Having worked in England for a number of non-profit organizations as a volunteer with vulnerable children, adults and immigrants she intends to continue to use those skills and expertise in assisting people in Canada.
After emigrating to Canada, Zabeda began work as a family law lawyer at Foster LLP. Zabeda currently works as an Immigration and Family Lawyer. She continues to enjoy helping families to resolve their immigration, parenting and matrimonial issues.
"My personal experience having emigrating to Canada gives me a unique perspective on how overwhelmed a person can become in the immigration process, which is often very difficult to navigate. When you do successfully arrive, you have the added challenge of integrating into society. I volunteer with CIWA as CIWA understands these challenges, empowers these individuals and creates an amazing safe haven for women and immigrants to start a new journey in their lives."