founder of Ugandan Relief Foundation of North America
Council of Black Organization of Alberta
Immigrant Neighborhood Community Partnership
Edmonton Flying Club – since 1985
EPS – CSS U of A – Francophone Community
Philosophy that emphasizes – Teamwork – Discipline
Multicultural Health Brokers – Coalition of Health
McDougall Immigrant Neighborhood Coalition
Presbyterian Aid Global Aid
Drumming & Instructor for HIV/Aid Prevention
Dedication of Time
Bringing Harmony & Peace
The Africa Center
Scholastica W. Nasimiyu
She has been working in different Kenyan Embassies as an administrator, and she is coming to share with us the lives of the young people's experiences in Egypt, Namibia, Austria, Brazil and Ottawa in Canada.
Bungoma H.E Caroline Wesonga Wangamati
The First Lady of Bungoma H.E Caroline Wesonga Wangamati takes the lead in advocating for youth advancement on the county by giving them space to develop their talents and skills as well as putting emphasis in education. She will be presenting the Mental Health and Addiction, challenges among the young people and women struggling with chronic diseases and abnormal growth in the Bungoma County, which is one of the counties in Kenya that luck behind in many community programing.
Afomia Haile is originally from Ethiopia and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia 2 years ago to pursue her studies at UBC. She is currently studying Mathematics. A little over a year ago, Afomia went through psychosis and had symptoms of bipolar disorder. Although she had to take a term off school, she has been able to resume her studies with the help of her support group as well as medication. She plans to combine Mathematics with Computer Science and apply to a coop program. She is currently recovering and is taking things one day at a time.
Prospect of the brand is to connect people from all diversities,and to transform the voice of the reserved into streetwear that conquers purpose and significance.
Produced 2 fashion shows
Legal assistant at a strata law firm
Mother of two year old
Battled with opiates and prescription addiction
Recent youth under ministry care
Brings experience as a youth with mental illnesses and addictions to spread awareness to the community
Ferzana Jamani has over 17 years of experience and education in the Mental Health and Addictions field
as an Outreach Case Manager, Adult Education Instructor and Facilitator. She also has a Bachelor of Arts
Degree from Simon Fraser University with a joint major in Sociology and Anthropology and is an
Instructor for Mental Health First Aid through the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Ferzana is also
the BC Mental Health First Aid Instructor for The Aga Khan Health Board for Canada and the BC Mental
Health Lead on the Special Needs Medical Team for The Aga Khan Diamond Jubilee. She also had the
opportunity to be the Canadian Mental Health Co-lead for the Aga Khan Special Needs Medical Team in
Portugal during the month of July. Ferzana’s dedication and passion in raising awareness for Mental
Health and Addictions issues is evident in her professional and personal life and voluntary commitments
as well as her pursuit in furthering her education in the field.
Joselyne John is a well-rounded Sleep Expert who combines her expertise as a Registered Nurse, Certified Adult Sleep Science Coach and Certified Holistic Health Coach to help people who are having bad sleepless nights to have peaceful sleep in 4 weeks or less. Joselyne has worked as a Registered Nurse in various areas including cardiac, medicine, public health, and palliative nursing. Joselyne is also the founder of the Vancouver Solve Sleep Problems Meetup group and hosts monthly events to offer sleep science education and support.
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Personal & Professional Development Specialist
Jean Swanson CM, is an anti-poverty activist living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jean Swanson is a coordinator of Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP), an organization dedicated to the welfare of the Downtown Eastside, one of Canada's poorest neighbourhoods.She believes that "The way to 'revitalize' (the) community would be to restore purchasing power to the low-income residents who live (there): Raise welfare rates, end the barriers to getting on welfare and boost the minimum wage.
"My name is Valerie Nicholson. I am HIV positive. In my fifties I was homeless. Today at 56 I am a grandmother, an activist, an HIV educator, a S.F.U. graduate in community capacity building, a community based researcher, a nutritional outreach worker and co-founder of Harvest Organic Co-op. I am a Proud, Positive, Passionate woman living and working in the DTES who is making a difference. – Ma Bear."