Our Team

Board of Directors

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  Uswah Ahsan   

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Uswah is the Founder and Executive Director of Ally Squared. Uswah works on making our mission happen and expanding the ways we see allyship.

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  Cindy Delorme   

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Cindy is the Director of Communications of Ally Squared. Cindy coordinates social media content, media inquiries, and communications strategy.

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Maya Whiteduck Crawford

Maya is our Equity Director and leads our Ally Needed and CommunALLY projects. Maya employs an Indigenous-centered, decolonizing approach to our storytelling projects.

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Raina Young

Raina is the Director of Engagement of Ally Squared. Raina creates relationships with other nonprofits and the broader community.

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Megan Tran

Megan is our Director of Relationships. Megan creates sustainable partnerships with nonprofits, communities and youth activists.

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Jaden  Tsan

Jaden is Ally Squared's Graphic Designer. Jaden designs our social media posts and our publications.  Jaden incorporates non-Western design styles into our design.

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Yasmine Shah

Yasmine is the Director of Finance of Ally Squared. Yasmine coordinates all the program financing and donations to make sure our work happens.

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Sumaya Sherif

Sumaya is the Director of Legal and Operations of Ally Squared. Sumaya manages all things legal and organizational operations.

Communications Team

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Holly Morrison

Holly is a Digital Media Researcher at Ally Squared. Holly researches content for our platforms and develops our monthly newsletter!

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Nastassja Fernandez

Nastassja is our Social Media Coordinator and engages with all of our social media channels, creates contents, and helps with our promotion strategy.

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Alexandra Phan

Alex is our Writer/Editor. Alex writes our grant applications and edits our research projects. 

Engagement Team

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Amma  Osei-Donkor

Amma is our Grant Writer. She writes our grant applications and liaises with donors to ensure their expectations are met.

Research and Projects Team

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Zuleyma Caparo-Escalante

Zuleyma is an Equity Researcher who examines Indigenous theories and pedagogies for reconciliation. She also conducts research on immigrant and refugee right

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Carmen  Ferri

Carmen is an Equity Researcher who examines white saviorism in Canada's development organizations through board representation of women of colour.

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Samiha  Hossain

Samiha conducts research on anti-oppression, anti-racism, and equity application literature and techniques created by BIPOC individuals in the development of our EIAT workshop.

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Esther Fagbola

Esther is an EIAT trainer than specializes in developing and delivering content on anti-racism, tokenism, and inequity

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Noor Azrieh

Noor is an Equity Researcher who examines white saviorism in Canada's development organizations through board representation of women of colour.

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Yanaminah Thullah

Yanaminah is an EIAT trainer than specializes in developing and delivering content on anti-racism, decolonization, transformative justice, and allyship

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Tanaka Chitanda

Tanaka is an EIAT trainer than specializes in developing and delivering content on anti-racism, tokenism, and inequity

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Chloe Kirkew-Geddes

Chloe is an EIAT trainer than specializes in developing and delivering content on decolonizing minds, systems, and actions.