Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan
2019 – 2020 Staff
Rhonda has been working with the multicultural community in Saskatchewan for 20 years in a variety of roles. Prior to joining MCoS, she was the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association for Multicultural Education, Youth Leadership Coordinator at the United Way of Regina and a teacher/counsellor at Cornwall Alternative School. Before moving to Regina, Rhonda taught at Reindeer Lake School in Southend, Saskatchewan.
She brings to MCoS expertise and experience in multiculturalism, anti-racism, education, youth leadership, experiential education, cross-cultural education, non-profit management, and policy governance. Rhonda has worked intensively using transformative drama with youth and adults to explore racism and discrimination and find opportunities for positive change.
She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Humanistic Studies with a concentration in International Development from McGill University; she graduated with Great Distinction. Rhonda furthered her education with a Bachelor of Education and a Certificate in Outdoor and Experiential Education from Queen’s University.
Originally from Toronto, Rhonda lives with her 12-year old daughter and their dog in Regina. Together they enjoy swimming, skiing, camping, dancing, traveling, yoga, hiking, cooking and eating foods from many cultures, as well as some of their own invention.
Rhonda can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 306-721-6267.
Titilayo relocated to Canada mainly to reunite with her family and make it home as well. Since 2009, Titilayo has had the great pleasure of working together with many organizations in developing and facilitating multicultural events in Saskatchewan. She is currently an Executive Assistant with Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, which is responsible for promoting multiculturalism across the province.
Titilayo holds a Diploma in Marketing Management and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, both from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Nigeria. She also obtained a Master’s Certificate in Business from the University of Regina and has attended several seminars and training sessions focusing on Administration, Leadership, Organizational Behaviour, and Strategic Management.
During her undergraduate studies, Titilayo contributed to further developing the Business Administration and Management department by executing successful Academic Planning events during her studentship for which she received a recognition award. She also received a meritorious award as the best academic female student. Upon her completion of her degree, the school awarded her as the best student in her set.
She volunteers with a number of organizations and currently volunteers as the Executive Lead on Corporate Integrity & Excellence for The AfricaNext Project Inc.
Outside of work and volunteering, Titilayo cherishes every moment spent with her family while living in Regina.
Titilayo can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 306-721-6267.
Yordanos has made Saskatchewan her home. Since her immigration to Canada in 1998 from Eritrea. She has immersed herself in education, work and volunteerism locally and internationally. Yordanos brings to MCoS a wealth of knowledge in working with youth, women and families with immigrant and multicultural organizations.
Prior to joining the team at MCoS, Yordanos gain valuable experience working at the Regina Open Door Society (RODS), in her role as Settlement Worker in Schools (SSWIS) program. As Research Assistant at the University of Regina, she was engaged in research of water governance in the Canadian Prairies and has co-authored the report: “Governing Water, Deliberative Institutions and Adaptation” (2015). As a Project Coordinator and Community Outreach Worker at the Daughter of Africa International Inc., she organized workshops for workplace literacy. At the Regina Immigrant Women Centre she was a project Assistant where she co-developed and co-authored the “Drug Education for Immigrants” manual and facilitator guide.
Yordanos holds a Master’s degree in Justice Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Business Administration Diploma from the University of Regina. Her thesis is titled “Climate Change: Vulnerability and Adaptation, A Case Study of Men and Women Farmers in Eritrea” (2014). For her field research in 2011, Yordanos spent 7 months collecting data in Eritrea. She received a scholarship from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa for this purpose. Also in 2015, she was funded by IDRC to present her findings at the International Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Her research has been published in books.
Her community activism and leadership has earned her the rare opportunities: In 2008, as a UNICEF campus leader, she was among six Canadian university students sponsored for a UNICEF study trip to Guyana. In 2007, her involvement with Daughters of Africa International Inc., earned her the right to participate in a Women’s Empowerment and HIV/AIDS workshop in Uganda. At the same time, she followed her passion supporting the Nazareth Children’s Home in Uganda. Since 2008 Yordanos is serving as the Committee Member for the Oversea Project Review at the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC).
Yordanos can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 306-721-6269.
Chinye has made Regina her home since arriving from Nigeria in 2016. She joins MCoS with well over 10 years’ experience working in various areas of communication – public relations, advertising, customer service and marketing.
She studied Communication and Language Arts at the premier University in Nigeria, University of Ibadan. Her outstanding performance at her primary place of assignment during the mandatory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC), earned her a permanent position with an Advertising agency (Novitas Limited). She went further to horn her skills by obtaining a Diploma-in-Advertising from Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). She spent seven years with C&F Porter Novelli where she grew to become an Account Director working on global brands. Chinye is passionate about developing and executing communications strategies that facilitate target audience education, improved service provision, build healthier relationships with stakeholders.
While working with Renmoney MFB Limited, as the Marketing and Communications Manager, her combined knowledge and experience in advertising and public relations reflected in her handling of projects. She is highly passionate, courageous about learning and taking on new challenges, hence her foray into core banking with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) as a Banking Advisor prior to joining MCoS.
Chinye brings vast experience in oral and written communication, media handling and buying, project management, content development, effective collaboration with community organizations.
Reach Chinye by email at email@example.com or by phone at 306-721-6266.
Administrative and Communications Assistant
Karishma is a passionate Artist, Journalist and a Film maker. She has over 4 years of experience working in the creative film and television industry. Before joining MCoS, Karishma worked at the Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association as Digital Content Creator in Regina.
She is a highly creative and tech-savvy professional who possesses a B.A Combined Honours in Media and Sociology from Newcastle University, England UK. Originally, from India, Karishma moved to Regina in 2018 to purse her Masters in Journalism at the University of Regina with a scholarship Award in Advanced Investigations in Health and Wellbeing. She completed her masters with distinction.
Karishma is an avid traveller (travelled across Europe and Asia), she loves to learn about different cultures, food and meet people from varied background. Her film ‘Intrareality’ won the ‘Make Reel Famous’ Award at the Reel Film Festival 2017 in Budapest because of her extensive social media marketing work around the film.
Karishma brings her experience in social media marketing, creative content development, art and design skills, cinematography, photography, film production, website development and google analytics. Outside of work, Karishma likes to spend her time painting, swimming, travelling and doing photography.
Karishma can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 306-721-6267