Salaam, I'm Aslam Bulbulia...

Aslam Bulbulia (he/him) is a new settler on xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɁɬ / selíl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) land from South Africa, with Indian heritage. He has a background in Political Science and Philosophy and has academically explored city-planning, Islamic law and spirituality, user-centered design and decoloniality.

Aslam holds a Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement from SFU where he now serves as an advisor. He is active in Vancouver as part of LightWork coop, as a faculty member of InnerActivist, and the principle of Shura Consulting and Engagement. Aslam is a registered Lewis Deep Democracy instructor and is most recently involved in setting up Waterline, a new workers coop focused on evolving the practice of Deep Democracy in the context of equity and inclusion.

Taken outside the Paradise Has Many Gates installation in Sen̓áḵw – Vanier Park, Vancouver

Teams I Work With

I am honoured to work alongside incredible friends and collaborators through:

InnerActivist where we create brave spaces for learning to help change makers and organizations align their values with their purpose.

LightWork a workers co-op focused on fostering justice and belonging through safer, inclusive, and more diverse work environments. We walk the journey of change alongside organizations to create an environment where differences are valued through a culture of care.

Waterline a facilitation and training co-op that teaches the Lewis Deep Democracy method of conflict facilitation.

Past Work and Projects

Personal Projects

30 Joburg Mosques

Amandla Intifada


Muslim Urbanists Joburg

Past Employment - see LinkedIn for more details

Research Internships - Mining Qualifications Authority, Johannesburg Development Agency, Renewable Cities

Retail Sales Management - Procter & Gamble

English Teaching - Al Ansar International School, Upper Madison College, VGC International College

Engagement Specialist - City of Vancouver (Arts and Culture Plan)

Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator - SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies

Fellowship Manager and Co-Host - SFU RADIUS

Facilitator/Faculty - Access to Media Education Society, InnerActivist, LightWork

Interim Managing Director - ArtStarts in Schools

Past Consulting Experience

Equity and Anti-racism Education:

National Local Immigration Partnership Secretariat - Training and Handbook Development

UBC Campus and Community Planning - Equity Consulting on Campus Vision 2050 Project

UBC Equity Office, SFU International - Introduction to Power and Social Identities

Team Building and Strategy Facilitation:

Vancouver Parks Board - Decolonization, Arts & Culture

Curriculum Review:

Dovetail Consulting Group

Fellowships/Leadership Programs

Common Purpose

ASRI including externship with Gauteng Planning Division

RADIUS Change-maker Fellowship

Contemplative Justice Network Undivided Leadership

CityHive & Youthful Cities Vancouver 30Network

MSA Union

Communities of Practice

Anatomy of Transformation

Deep Democracy North America