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April 2014 – Bibi Zaman received the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism.

Bibi Zaman of Scarborough has been dedicated to improving the lives of the women in her community for the past 24 years. The Canadian Center for Women’s Education and Development, which she founded, has helped hundreds of women find work to support themselves and their children, improve their health, break free of substance abuse, and escape domestic violence.



February 2001 – Bibi Zaman received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand in the House to recognize an outstanding Canadian and a constituent of mine, Ms. Bibi Zaman. Ms. Zaman founded the Canadian Centre for Women’s Education and Development. With the help of 10 volunteers, the centre offers a range of services that assist women in getting back on their feet, including helping them escape abusive relationships.

Bibi says “I want to empower women to take their lives into their own hands for the benefit of their children. This is my life”. Bibi has run this organization on a volunteer basis since 1990 and has spent thousands of dollars over the years to cover the expenses of this organization, which also offers a medical clinic. The clinic is also staffed by volunteer doctors.

She also hopes to set up a free legal clinic in March. Bibi has been chosen, along with 59 other Canadians, to be recognized by the Governor General with the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. As Bibi’s member of parliament, and more important her friend, I wish to congratulate her.” — John Cannis, Liberal MP for Scarborough Centre, Ontario



1999 – Bibi Zaman received the Mayor’s Volunteerism Award.