Anjum Sultana 


Anjum Sultana (She/Her) is an award-winning public affairs strategist, and a published health equity researcher with expertise in gender equity, public health, youth leadership and civic engagement.

Anjum is the inaugural Director of Youth Leadership and Policy Advocacy at Plan International Canada, a leading international development and humanitarian charity focused on advancing gender equality and children’s rights globally.

Previously, Anjum served as the National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications at YWCA Canada, the country’s largest and oldest gender equity organization.  In her role, Anjum has authored several policy reports including A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada: Making the Economy Work for Everyone and Preventing a Lockdown Generation: A Plan to Support Canada’s youth in post-pandemic recovery.

Anjum serves on several advisory committees including for the Century Initiative, Metroland Media, and the Public Good Initiative at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Anjum serves on the board for the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA), Regent Park Community Health Centre, and the Toronto Environmental Alliance. Currently, Anjum is a member of Canada’s delegation to the W20.

Anjum holds a Masters of Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School.

Anjum has been a recipient of several prestigious awards recognizing her contributions in leadership and community engagement including the 2020 Global Woman of Distinction by the NGO Committee on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and the Frances Lankin Inspiring Leadership Award by Social Planning Toronto.