The Board of Directors is the legal authority for CFRAC. As a member of the Board, a Board Member acts in a position of trust for the community, and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. Directors are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. Directors serve for a 2-year term and for a maximum of 3 consecutive terms. The 2020-2021 Board of Directors for the Centre for Race and Culture is:
|Vivian Kwan, Chair
Vivian is a coffee connoisseur and a vocal mental health advocate in the greater community. Her passion for health and wellness has inspired her to pursue a Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences and Psychology, and now a Masters in Public Health. Over the years, she has worked with non-profit organizations and public institutions in various capacities. At an international level, she has been affiliated and worked with organizations such as UN Women and the World Economic Forum. As a woman of color with a strong interest in policy and health, Vivian has always been actively participating in discussions on the challenges faced by the ethnic communities in Edmonton. She was initially intrigued by the work done by the Centre for Race and Culture in the areas of education and awareness. After having the opportunity to learn more about the organization and interact with their members, Vivian was eager to be a part of the cause. Currently, she works as the Planning and Engaging Coordinator with Homeward Trust Edmonton, working in collaboration with all levels of government and community agencies to eradicate homelessness in the city. In the long term, she hopes to continue her involvement and career journey in the public sector.
|Rym Cheriet, Vice Chair
Originally from Algeria, Rym completed her Bachelor degree in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Alberta. She currently holds the position of policy and community advisor at the ACFA, a non-for-profit dedicated to ensure the social and political development of the vibrant francophone community in Alberta. In this role, some of her responsibilities include providing research, analysis and writing leading to the development of policies, community development and government relations strategies. Rym is a multilingual professional with experience in policy writing, program management, strategic planning, adult education as well as employability. In addition, Rym is actively engaged in anti-racism work; she has been involved with the CFRAC board as a Treasurer and Secretary since December 2018 varför inte prova dessa. She has worked closely with newcomers to ensure their employment integration in the Alberta job market and she is passionate about building inclusive communities. Outside of work, Rym enjoys travelling, learning new languages and photography.