Board of Advisors

  • Susan HooKong-Taylor, B.A., B.Ed, OCT

    Board Member

    Susan HooKong-Taylor, B.A., B.Ed, OCT Susan is a musician, a teacher, a leader, and a newly minted trustee for the Canadian Samaritans for Africa. She is a second generation Canadian with her family hailing from Jamaica. She is a mother of two. She has been working at the Toronto Catholic District School Board for 14 years, 7 of which have…

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  • Joseph Hargoe

    Board Member

    Joseph has been in the insurance industry for over a decade, specializing in corporate risk underwriting. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toronto, a Canadian Risk Management designation and has completed the Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional program. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and is fluent in Italian.

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  • Flora E. Samba

    Board of Advisor

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  • Rose Kantiono,  MA, BED, OCT

    Senior Trustee and Board Advisor

    Rose Kantiono is a 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. Polyglot, Rose speaks French, German, English, Liele and Dioula.

    Rose was the recipient of  the Teacher Award of Distinction in 2013 from the Peel Board for "Being an inspiring leader who…

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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