Meghan, Chair

Meghan is the Chair of the Board of Directors and a Mindfulness Coach. From motherhood to professional roles, she emphasizes the importance of inter-sectional wellness & social justice.  Her passion for inclusion and equity stems from her continued experiences as a Multi-racial Black Canadian Woman (she/her) with a Jamaican heritage.  Meghan believes mindfulness is a pivotal tool for individual healing and equity advocacy encouraging acceptance and compassion in the face of discomfort.

Sarah, Vice Chair

Julia, Secretary

Julia was born in Ottawa and raised in Vancouver. A lawyer by training, Julia is a policy analyst in the federal government where she worked on human rights, criminal law, health policy, and foreign policy. She is also a mother of two children she is raising in Gatineau, Quebec.

Amber, Board Member

Amber is a parent and newcomer to Canada from the United States.  A veterinary ophthalmologist by training and a former university professor, she brings an evidence-based approach to her advocacy work.

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Mohamed, Treasurer

Mohamed was born and raised in Conakry, Guinea. Later, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia for university, where he lived and worked for 11 years. After completing graduate school in 2012, Mohamed and his wife moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 2014. They have three kids, currently reside in Gatineau, Quebec. Mohamed is passionate about issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Kahmaria, Board Member

Kahmaria is the parent of two teenagers, a certified teacher and Founder of Onyxstasia African Diaspora Productions. She is passionate about preserving African culture, particularly in the education system to create empathy, awareness and the self-actualization of all students.

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Sabrin, Board Member

Sabrin is an educator and a children’s book lover. She strives to create a safe learning environment for her students through culturally responsive pedagogy. As a Registered Early Childhood Educator, Sabrin understands how important the early years are for a child to continue their love of learning. An immigrant to Canada at the age of seven and from a Muslim family, Sabrin strives to amplify the voices of underrepresented and marginalized groups of people.

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We are a collective of parents committed to achieving inclusive and non-discriminatory learning environments that allow children to fulfill their true potential in this world. We advocate for schools and families to promote diversity and inclusion and to take meaningful steps to address and eradicate discrimination and bias.

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