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Our Team

The New Canadians Centre staff is composed of dedicated and enthusiastic people trained to support your transition to life in Canada.

Feel free to contact us with any question or need you may have.

Executive Team

Andy Cragg

Executive Director

Bruno Guimarães

Director of Corporate Services

Marisa Kaczmarczyk

Director of Client Services

Yvonne Lai

Director of Community Development

Our Staff

Bhisham K. Ramoutar

Community Development Coordinator

Boutheina Maraoui

Community Connections Worker

Carolina Orduz

Settlement Counsellor

Fidan Cakir Senil

Administrative Assistant

Janine Appleby

Early Childhood Educator

Jessica Devlin

Youth & Community Programs Coordinator

Kemi Akapo

Case Management Coordinator

Liana Honsinger

Refugee Resettlement Coordinator

Lubna Sadek

Youth Worker

Luz Ofelia Maya

Settlement Counsellor

Mahdi Bubteina

Settlement Counsellor - Arabic Speaking

Maria Enriquez-Jakins

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Worker

Mariam Akhter

Assistant Early Childhood Educator

Mintu Maria James

Interim Settlement Worker in Schools

Mohamad Al Halta

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Assistant

Mohammed Shamout

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Worker

Nancy Paz

Office Administrator

Nerveen Kardan

Settlement Worker in Schools

Nhial Wal Abraham

Fund Development Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs)

Olena Shtepa

Ukraine Community Liaison

Olga Stetsyuk

Interim Settlement Services Coordinator

Paris Nguyen

Stewardship & Engagement Officer

Patricia Baxter

Settlement Services Administrative Assistant (Canada Summer Jobs)

Patricia Howe

Interim HR & Admin Officer

Roshan Omar

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Worker

Sabina Thiessen

Program Development and Administrative Support Worker

Salwa Mirgani

Transition Settlement Worker

Samar Sallam

Case Management Worker

Sameer Bedrud

Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Assistant

Sara O. Shahsavari

Volunteer Administrator

Steve Ross

Settlement Worker in Schools

Zebiba Sultan


On Leave

Adriana Alves

HR & Admin Officer
(on leave until December 2022)

Abeer Al-Salihi

Settlement Worker in Schools
(on leave until January 2023)

Faye Shien Tan

Settlement Services Coordinator
(on leave until August 2023)