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Board Members

Noémie Beauvais

Master’s candidate in labour law and social protection at UQAM, Noémie Beauvais has been involved with the IWC-CTI since 2019, first as a volunteer and then as a community organizer. She is interested in issues of access to justice and labor rights for immigrants without status.

Stefan Christoff

Stefan Christoff is a community organizer, student and artist living in Tiohtià:ke / Montréal.

Ramatoulaye Diallo

Ramatoulaye Diallo (RAMA) was Vice-President of the Union of workers of the Lucie-Bruneau Rehabilitation Centre. She was responsible for the Immigration and Intercultural Relations committee from 2013-2019 at the CCMM, was elected Vice-President of Information and Mobilization of the CIUSSS and is a trainer at the CCMM. Rama has now been elected to the position of Treasurer at the CCMM, and is responsible for the Immigration and Intercultural Relations committee, for the Status of women committee, for training and for the mutual aid file.

Jorge Frozzini

Jorge Frozzini is Canada Research Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication and Management Technologies in a Pluralistic Environment and Professor at UQAC, the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi.

Malcolm Guy

Malcolm Guy is active in immigrant rights and international solidarity organisations as well as in the independent film community. He is a director and producer of documentary and fiction films and President and co-founder of Productions Multi-Monde. He is a founding member of the Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC-CTI) and the Centre d’appui aux Philippines / Centre for Philippine Concerns in Montreal, which recently celebrated thirty-eight years of people-to people solidarity between the people of Quebec and the Philippines. On the film front, Malcolm has directed and produced over 30 films which have been featured on television and in festivals in Canada and internationally.

Jill Hanley

Jill Hanley is an Associate Professor at the McGill School of Social Work and Scientific Director of the Sherpa Research Institute on Migration, Health, and Social Services (http://sherpa-recherche.com/).

Jill works closely with a number of community organizations where she engages in policy dialogue to highlight the needs of marginalized migrant communities. She is a co-founder of Montreal’s Immigrant Workers’ Centre, where she has been actively involved since 2000. As well, she teaches courses on migration, social policy, and community organizing, and holds the position of the Director of the Ph.D. program at the McGill School of Social Work.

Salma Houaichi

Salma completed her Bachelor’s degree in social work at UQAM and did her final year internship at the IWC-CTI. She then took a student-employee contract for six months and has since been a member of the IWC-CTI Board of Directors, holding the organization close to her heart. She is now a social worker at PRAIDA and continues to support the various projects of the IWC-CTI.

Marc-Édouard Joubert

Eldest son of Haitian parents who immigrated to Montreal in 1966, at a very young age, Marc-Édouard learned about differences and the challenges they often represent. He was hired at Canada Post where he benefited from the input of several experienced union representatives. After having patiently climbed the different levels of the union structure Marc-Édouard was elected by acclamation President of the FTQ Montreal Metropolitan Regional Council in 2016 and in 2019. His numerous union functions have taught him that defending the interests of the many must never be done while putting aside the concerns of the most vulnerable or least numerous members within the union.

Viviana Medina

Viviana Medina, immigrant worker, activist and community organizer at the Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC-CTI) in Montreal since 2014. Founder of the former collective Dignidad Migrante 2009. Member of Women of Diverse Origins since 2010. Founder and member of Mexicans United for Regularization in 2011. Founder and organizer of the Association of Agency Workers (ATTAP) since 2011. Coordinator of the International Migrant Alliance (IMA) Canada Chapter 2018-2021.

Manuel Salamanca Cardona

Manuel is an immigrant from Bolivia and Sociologist and current postdoctoral fellow at the UQAM Department of Sociology and academic coordinator at the GIREPS (Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire et interdisciplinaire sur l ?emploi, la pauvreté et la protection sociale). He also develops research activities at the SHERPA Institute of the CIUSSS in West-Central Montreal. His research revolves around (im)migrant workers and refugees, unions, labour and human rights, immigration, and activism and popular education inside the labour movement.

Viviana Medina

Viviana Medina, immigrant worker, activist and community organizer at the Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC-CTI) in Montreal since 2014. Founder of the former collective Dignidad Migrante 2009. Member of Women of Diverse Origins since 2010. Founder and member of Mexicans United for Regularization in 2011. Founder and organizer of the Association of Agency Workers (ATTAP) since 2011. Coordinator of the International Migrant Alliance (IMA) Canada Chapter 2018-2021.

Marisa Berry Méndez

Marisa has been an advocate and activist for migrant rights for about fifteen years. Former Settlement Policy Director at the Canadian Council for Refugees, she is currently a campaigner at Amnistie internationale Canada francophone. Marisa hold a master’s in Migration and Ethnic Studies from the University of Amsterdam, and is a part-time instructor at Concordia’s School for Community and Public Affairs.

Eric Shragge

Eric Shragge taught at the School of Social Work, McGill and the School of Community and Pubic Affairs, Concordia. He retired in 2012. He is a volunteer and President of the Board of Directors.

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