On Friday June 7th, the Uzima team attended an event hosted by Heritage Skills Development Centre, welcoming Salma Zahid. Mrs. Zahid is an honorary MP representing the Scarborough central community. The celebration included a presentation by HSDC executive director, and Mrs. Zahid who elaborated on the importance of skill-development in becoming successful as a Canadian newcomer. She told her story about coming to Canada in 1999, and how she got involved in the government so that she could create a better life for others like her. It was a day of networking, and involvement, for the community.