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Board of Directors

The elected Board of Directors governs the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association. CIWA's Board is composed of not less than nine (9) and not more than fifteen (15) full Board members. A minimum of 2/3 of the Board of Directors must be immigrants to Canada. The Chief Executive Officer attends all Board meetings but does not vote and acts as an advisor to the Board and all Board committees. The Board employs consensus-based decision-making. In the past year, the Board has updated its policies, created efficient operating procedures, and strengthened the governance framework for the organization.

The Board holds the Annual General Meeting of CIWA in June of each year. To contact the Board of Directors, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“CIWA demonstrates superior relationship building initiatives, such as this retreat, which is relevant today and by engaging with members, staff, and the community, CIWA has resulted in an organization we can trust."

CIWA’s Board of Directors Recruitment

As part of CIWA’s Board recruitment, all individuals who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors are first invited to volunteer for one year with one (or more) Committees. CIWA’s Board currently has 4 Standing committees including Governance, Human Resources, Finance, and Fund Development. 

For our 2021 Board recruitment, we are specifically seeking individuals who are committed to playing a leadership role in Calgary’s immigrant serving sector with professional experience in any of the following areas:

  • fund development (marketing, fundraising and/or government funding)
  • risk management
  • privacy and compliance
  • human resources and/or employment law
  • finance
  • civic affiliations/networks within Alberta
  • real estate leasing/development

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Board of Directors 2020-2021

Elmien Wingert

Elmien Wingert

Chair

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Ranju Shergill

Ranju Shergill

Vice Chair

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Angela Loo

Angela Loo

Treasurer

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Ray Wong

Ray Wong

Director

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Zabeda Yaqoob

Zabeda Yaqoob

Director

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Monah Gichuyia

Monah Gichuyia

Director

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Gayathri Shukla

Gayathri Shukla

Director

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Elena Esina

Elena Esina

Director

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Lori Craig

Lori Craig

Director

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Nola Heale

Nola Heale

Director

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Sandy O'Connor

Sandy O'Connor

Director

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