Javed Akbar holds Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, is a Management Accountant by profession, and has a passion for advocacy for social justice. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the June Callwood Campaign Against Child Poverty (JCCACP). Javed is engaged in inter-faith ventures beyond the dialectic. In addition, he was the returning officer for the 1997 federal elections for the Markham riding. His opinion columns have appeared in the Toronto Star on social justice issues as well as ethical and spiritual matters.