Kamilah Francis -
Executive Director

Kamilah is a first-generation university graduate and is most proud of showing her five siblings that post-secondary education was not out of reach. Her Honours Bachelor of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience initially propelled her into working in the field of brain injury where she focused on advocacy, identifying and breaking down systemic barriers, resource navigation, and education.

Kamilah is a self-proclaimed change agent with a proven track record of designing and implementing highly effective initiatives. A natural born leader and visionary, Kamilah often dreams big and then works on figuring out the details needed to influence system change. She is passionate about allying with marginalized populations and amplifying their voices. She interacts with all individuals through a lens of empathy and equity.

Kamilah overcame various barriers throughout her childhood and youth. Aside from her own tenacity and resilience, she ultimately owes her success to the many people who provided her with opportunities to shine. As a result of her own experiences, Kamilah knows that one person can make all the difference and she is committed to being that person for as many youth as possible. She ultimately wants to ensure that the opportunities and support youth need to succeed in life, in whatever capacity success looks like for them, are readily available and easily accessible.