Meet Our MLO

Meet Our Multicultural Liaison Officer: Beshir Nakishbandi
Posted on 03/15/2024

Our school’s Multicultural Liaison Officer (MLO) supports newcomer students and families with settlement services, navigating the school system, language interpretation, and more.

The Multicultural Liaison Officer (MLO) program provides support in multiple languages for students and families who are newcomers and refugees. The Multicultural Liaison Officer works with school staff to welcome newcomer families and connect them with important services, resources, and supports within our school and in the local community.

Beshir Nakishbandi is the Multicultural Liaison Officer at our school. Beshir speaks Arabic and English and can also help you access support in other languages.

Beshir is here to support families with:

  • Settlement services

  •  Navigating the school system

  •  Language and cultural interpretation

  •  Accessing community services

  •  Filling out school forms

  •  Parent-teacher interviews

  •  Getting involved at school, and more!

For more information, email [email protected] / [email protected] or talk to your teacher or the school office.


Beshir has been with OCISO since 2002. Beshir loves interacting with newcomer parents and their children, and making an impact on their settlement experiences.

Before joining OCISO, Beshir worked as a Cultural Interpreter and a Personal Assistant for 10 years. Beshir has a Bachelor in Political Science & History, and in Business Administration.

In their free time, Beshir enjoys reading and walking. Beshir believes in “planning my work as well as delivering on those plans.”

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