Alex Ross

Alex Ross was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and is currently a Business Development Officer for human capital with the City of Greater Sudbury. He has experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, including his previous work as a senior data analyst with the Northern Policy Institute, experience in wealth management, and internationalContinue reading “Alex Ross”

Wayne Neegan

Wayne Neegan, an Aboriginal artist, grew up in the northern Cree community of Constance Lake First Nation. He attended Laurentian University in obtaining his B.F.A and draws on his skills and knowledge in photography, video, and acting to explore social issues from a First Nations perspective. Since obtaining his BFA from Laurentian University, he hasContinue reading “Wayne Neegan”

Hediyeh Karimian

Hediyeh Karimian, grew up in Toronto, Ontario. Hediyeh is a Master of Social Work candidate at Laurentian University. Hediyeh is studying the lived experiences of Black and racialized student-athletes living in the City of Sudbury, focusing on the impacts of athletics and academia.   Hediyeh has extensive experience working with marginalized communities in a professionalContinue reading “Hediyeh Karimian”

Moise Zahoui

Moïse Zahoui, originally from Côte d’Ivoire, arrived in Canada in 2015 with his family. He has worked in the field of media, project management and religion in his country. Arriving in Canada, after his studies at Collège Boréal, he was hired as a support agent for the Sudbury Welcoming Francophone Community project from 2018 toContinue reading “Moise Zahoui”

Rimaz Abakar

Rimaz was born in Khartoum, Sudan. In 2003 Rimaz with her family came to Canada as government settled refugees and since then they have made Canada home. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, and later went on to complete a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at LakeheadContinue reading “Rimaz Abakar”

Madison Mizzau

Madison Mizzau is a Community Development Consultant with the Timmins Economic Development Corporation. In her role at the TEDC she works with non-profit organizations to strengthen capacity and with community partners on projects that improve the quality of life in Timmins and surrounding regions. One of the projects includes the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot,Continue reading “Madison Mizzau”

Paul Sayers

Paul Sayers is the Labour Force Development Coordinator with the City of Sault Ste. Marie.  He is Anishnaabe from the Garden River First Nation and a graduate of the University of Toronto. With 20+ years’ experience in Human Resources, diversity recruitment and community development, Paul has dedicated his career to assisting diverse communities obtain employmentContinue reading “Paul Sayers”

Emily Lauzon

Emily was born in Northern Ontario and grew up in Thunder Bay.  Emily’s role at the Thunder Bay CEDC builds on a 10-year career dedicated to supporting newcomers arriving in Thunder Bay. She spent five years coordinating the resettlement of refugees to Thunder Bay through the WUSC Student Refugee Program at Lakehead University.  In 2018,Continue reading “Emily Lauzon”