Meet Sheref Sabawy

Sheref Sabawy is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga—Erin Mills. He concurrently serves as Parliamentary Assistant to the Hon. Michael Ford, Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship & Multiculturalism.

He previously served as the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport from 2019 to 2023, and the Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery from 2023 to 2024.

Additionally, he is a member of the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy.

Serving as MPP since 2018, MPP Sabawy has successfully helped to pass a number of important pieces of legislation to build Ontario. Sheref’s advocacy has helped secure:

  • South Common Community Centre and Library Renovation ($45 million of provincial funding)
  • Over 1,880 long-term care beds for Mississauga
  • The Hazel McCallion Line (Hurontario LRT)
  • Two-Way All-Day GO Rail Service on the Milton Line
  • Elimination of the “Canadian Experience” requirements for new immigrant professional workers

As a local resident of Mississauga, where he and his wife Dr. Mary raised their two sons, Sheref understands the challenges facing the local community. He has been an active member of many local groups, including: the Inter-Faith Committee of Peel, the Peel Region Inclusion & Multi-Culture Task Force, the Mississauga Post-Secondary Education Task Force, and the Canadian-Coptic Community Centre.

Outside of politics, Sheref Sabawy is a Computer Network & IT Technologies Professional with over thirty years of experience. He has worked at some of the largest companies and financial institutions in Canada before managing his own successful consultancy business. Sheref has taught as a professor of IT at George Brown and Centennial Colleges.

MPP Sabawy’s primary goal while in office is simple and clear: to make life easier and more affordable for all Ontarians.