Board of Trustees

  • KIRK MARK. M.Ed.

    Trustee

    Kirk Mark is a recent retiree as Senior Coordinator of the Community Relations Department in Toronto Catholic District School Board (Ontario, Canada), the largest Catholic School Board in the world with 92,000 plus students, 16,000 plus staff and 200 plus schools.

    He has been involved in diversity programmes in corporations, communities and schools for over thirty-five years with extensive travel to…

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  • Elsie Koyara

    Administrative Officer

    Passionate about Africa, a dreamer of a better world and a lover of justice.  Elsie Koloko Koyara was born in Central African Republic, graduated in Political Science from York University, Glendon campus. Through out several years of experience in helping the vulnerable especially women,  children and the homeless.
      Her faith in Christ was and still is her strength…
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  • Ekwy Odozor

    Treasurer,Board of Trustees

     Ekwy Odozor is a mother, teacher, information specialist and community leader. Ekwy considers it a privilege to be serving in Canadian Samaritan for Africa. Ekwy was born in Nigeria to parents who taught her the value of service and community. She has always believed that those who are privileged should share their possessions for the common good.

    Raised in Nigeria, and…

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  • Quice Digba, M.Sc, CEBS

    Trustee

    Quice Digba (M.Sc. London, UK) is a Certified Employee Benefits Consultant.   Since immigrating to Canada, she has worked for 15 years in the Pension consulting industry focusing on providing retirement advice to companies.Since 2008 Quice has worked as a Certified Dale Carnegie Business Coach empowering individuals to communicate effectively in the business world.

    Quice is an avid volunteer in the community. …

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  • Flora E. Samba

    Trustee

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  • Afam Ene

    Vice President and Co-Chair Annual Canadian African Awareness and Charity Dinner

    Afam A. Ene's professional background is in labour/industrial relations, project management, conflict resolution, negotiation and administration of collective agreements. Afam is a consensus builder and takes pride in his ability to facilitate communal interests that inform personal growth, development and empowerment. He is an active community builder and works diligently in service to his community in Nigeria and the Greater…

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  • Rose Kantiono

    Senior Trustee

    Rose Kantiono is an elementary school teacher in the Peel District School Board. Born in Ivory Coast and originally from Burkina Faso, she studied and worked in Germany before coming to Canada. Her philosophy of education and humanitarian work is rooted in this quote: "As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one…

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Pity is not enough, compassion is a real and deep human feeling, sympathy and empathy are good, but solidarity is better, and collaboration is the best thing we can offer to Africans especially the women and children who want to work hard to realize a better future for themselves and their children.
- Stan Chu Ilo