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Our Team

Zamani Ra

Founder and Executive Director: Zamani identifies as an Afrikan woman who was born in Jamaica and now lives in Toronto. Zamani was and continues to be interested in improving the conditions of her environment. Guided by the principles of Ma'at (balance), Ubuntu (I am because we are). Zamani has combined her passion for education and skills in community capacity building for over twenty years.  CEED’s work is two-pronged; advocacy for climate equity and simple, convenient and culturally relevant education for community transformation. She is member of the Black Environmentalist Alliance, sits on the board of The Centre for Advancing the Interest of Black People with Toronto Community Housing, and most recently, unanimously voted, and internationally recognized as the Winner of Women4ClimateTO’s 2022 Pitch competition for her work with CEED. 

Anjum Chagpar

Director Strategy and Storytelling: Anjum was born in Tkaronto to immigrants from India and Tanzania. She is a solo parent to two kids, a gardener and cyclist, human factors engineer and design strategist with over 20 years of experience leading systems change in healthcare. She is also the co-founder of good futures collective, a consultancy using human-centred research, design and coaching to advance social and climate justice in organizations. Anjum holds degrees in Systems Design Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from the universities of Waterloo and Toronto, respectively. At CEED Canada, Anjum uses data and storytelling surfaced with social housing communities to develop and implement strategies that increase climate resiliency for underserved communities while disrupting systemic barriers to climate justice.

Minaz Asani - Kanji

Bio soon to come

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