We are excited to announce that second year MPPGA student, Chiamaka Mọgọ, has been appointed Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. This appointment follows a transparent and merit-based selection process. Chiamaka will begin serving a four-year term immediately while also completing her MPPGA degree at UBC.
“I am really excited to join the Canadian Race Relations Foundation as a Director, and contribute to its important mission and vision.”
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is Canada’s leading agency dedicated to the elimination of racism and all forms of racial discrimination in Canadian society. It strives to coordinate and cooperate with all sectors of society while developing partnerships with relevant agencies and organizations at the local, provincial and Canada-wide levels.
Chiamaka was born and raised in Nigeria and has worked and volunteered extensively both in Nigeria and Canada in human rights advocacy, policy research, and stakeholder engagement. She co-founded St. Alban’s Social Actions Team (SASA), interned for Democracy Watch, and was the World Program Manager at Enactus at the University of Ottawa. As a young social entrepreneur, an active blogger, and a globally-engaged citizen, Chiamaka was named by Canada International Black Woman Event (CIBWE) as one of the “100 Black Women to Watch” in Canada. In 2017, she was listed in the Top 75 cohort during RBC’s search for its annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award recipients.