CICAN is a non-profit organization created in 2006 to meet the needs of the immigrant community.
MISSION AND MANDATE
Our policy is to initiate concrete and effective actions allowing immigrants to overcome the daily difficulties they face. Our services are supported by our many workshops and training sessions on different themes (employability, justice, health, youth, citizenship, etc.).
Incorporated in 2006 we became a charitable organization in 2009, our team is made up of dedicated trained professionals and volunteers, whose main mission is to facilitate the economic, family and social integration of immigrants into Canadian society and consolidate the health of the community.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CICAN is a non-profit organization created in 2006 to meet the needs of the immigrant community. To accomplish this mission, CICAN needs a Board of qualified members who serve voluntarily. Our Board consists of responsible individuals who strive at the opportunity to carry the torch of transparency, inclusion and the diversity.
CICAN's Board of Directors, like any other Board, plays a leading role in fostering a culture conducive to good governance. This includes ensuring our own culture encompasses a commitment to continuous improvement, and a strive for excellence among peers. Our culture must promote, social inclusion, citizen involvement and the implementation of means to access a fairer and more equitable society.
Taking community issues into account, the Board of CICAN has adopted structures and operational procedures that aim to meet the needs of the community. We built a network of solidarity and support, this has lead to social bonds of trust and the breaking of isolation.
WILFRID BITCHOKA – Président, Directeur général
Wilfrid Bitchoka is recognized for his commitment and his dedication to the community cause. Mr Bitchoka has contributed fully to the development of the organization by setting up specialized activities and programs. Before creating CICAN, Wilfrid Bitchoka was particularly affected by the integration difficulties experienced by immigrants. His work provides solutions to immigrants facing this issue. A recognized activist in the field, Mr.Bitchoka is very passionate about his work, he is always ready to help all those in need.
Nicaise Nkurunziza, Vice-président
Cyrille Maah, secrétaire
JEAN-MARIE VIANNEY, conseiller
Jean-Marie Vianney is a journalist, member of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada. He has more than 20 years of experience in communications and public relations. He is a producer, researcher, radio and TV host, journalist, photographer, social media manager and digital content creator. He has conducted over 2000 hours of interviews as a host on University of Ottawa radio and TV-Rogers; he has covered a multitude of journalistic events (summits, forums, conferences, festivals). Jean Marie-Vianney is also a committed actor, spokesperson and community/cultural organizer with more than 20 years of experience in citizen participation. Planning and organizing community events hold no secrets for him. A leading communicator, he has mastered the art of making presentations and promoting the interests of the community and marginalized groups.
Steve Wilfred Chodatan, conseiller
CICAN is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to integrate and improve the living conditions of newcomers to Canada. The CICAN leadership team works tirelessly day in and day out to enable parent's strive. We defend human rights and ensure the protection of families and their children.
Our success depends entirely on voluntary contributions, including donations from generous Canadians and our funders. Our team's mission is to create specific and adapted activities to serve and support the members of our community.
The management team of CICAN works with determination and dedication to helping families and their children, who are newcomers to Canada, by offering them services adapted and specialized to their needs.
Our mission has always been and will remain first and foremost for families and their children, regardless of ethnic origin, religion or political opinion. We rely on funding from our funders, the contributions from donors and the precious help of our volunteers to carry out our work. We continue to work hard to deliver quality services in order to participate in the sustainable development of the community as a whole.
NABILA FATHI – Directrice des programmes et des services de bénévolat
Nabila Fathi est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en économie et d’un master en finance, obtenus au Maroc, son pays d’origine. Elle dispose de plus de 15 ans d’expérience dans les domaines du journalisme et de la communication au Maroc où elle a occupé plusieurs postes de responsabilité, officiant en tant que conseillère en communication du ministère de la pêche maritime, rédactrice en chef du journal en ligne Medias 24 et directrice de l’hebdomadaire ‘’La vie éco’’. Arrivée au Canada en septembre 2019 en tant que résidente permanente, elle a collaboré avec TV Rogers comme journaliste-chroniqueuse avant de rejoindre CICAN où elle occupe le poste de coordonnatrice des programmes et des services de bénévolat.
AMADOU MFONDI – Directeur des études
PhD student in conflict studies, his role as Director of studies is to report to management the needs of newcomers, then to propose actions (programs) to meet these needs. Training and mentoring are the means used to achieve these objectives.
Titulaire de deux maîtrises : en sciences physiques et en contrôle et Gestion de la qualité, Bertille Gaelle Loudjom Tawoue travaille en qualité d’adjointe administrative à CICAN depuis avril dernier, mettant ainsi à profit plus de cinq années d’expérience en administration. Arrivée au Canada il y a environ un an, elle a découvert une passion pour le travail communautaire où elle contribue à l’intégration des nouveaux arrivants comme elle, à Ottawa et partout ailleurs où CICAN œuvre. Elle est dévouée à ses tâches et est convaincue que ses actions contribueront au jour le jour à améliorer le quotidien de plusieurs personnes dans la communauté. En parallèle, elle est également étudiante à la faculté d’éducation de l’Université d’Ottawa.
WALTERS BRIGHT – Directeur stratégie et planification
His dedication and passion to serve drives his commitment to community work. His experiences as an immigrant guides his work ethic and strategy in achieving greater impact in marginalized communities.
PAMELA MUBEZA – Conseillère du programme de sensibilisation aux violences faites aux femmes
Pamella Mubeza holds a bachelor's degree in clinical and social psychology and a master's degree in conflict studies (2020) from Saint Paul University in Ontario. She has also taken several training courses in international mechanisms and human rights in Geneva, Montreal, etc. Ms. Mubeza is a feminist and human rights activist, very committed to the fight for the improvement of living condition for women, especially single mothers. Pamella is a founder and member of several national and international organizations fighting against homophobic and discriminatory practices against women. Her work has already earned her an award on behalf of her organization AMC in 2015, the "For and By Girls" award received in London in 2016. Her dedication to the community is what allowed her to get involved with CICAN as Director of Programs.
Cooperation Integration Canada carries out its mission and honors its mandate thanks to the financial or in-kind support of many partners. As such, it is essential for us to express to them all the gratitude they deserve. THANK YOU !