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OMNI Advisory Council Mandate


OMNI is Canada’s only multilingual and multicultural television broadcaster, offering a wide range of ethnocultural and third-language programming to the country’s diverse communities. OMNI is available in more than 10 million households across Canada through its five local over-the-air television stations in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto (OMNI.1 and OMNI.2) and its national speciality channel – OMNI Regional, which is comprised of four regional channels and is offered as part of all digital basic television packages throughout the country. In Quebec, OMNI Regional has partnered with independent ethnic broadcaster, ICI Television, to offer French-language local programming to the province’s ethnic communities. OMNI offers a wide range of locally produced and acquired programming, including daily national news and current affairs programming in a variety of third-languages and popular entertainment programming from around the world.

In Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2019-172, the CRTC approved the application by Rogers Sports & Media Inc. for a broadcasting licence to operate a national, multilingual, multi-ethnic discretionary service to be known as OMNI Regional with mandatory distribution on the digital basic service. As part of that decision, OMNI continues to be required to have Advisory Councils for each regional feed (i.e., Pacific, Prairies, East, and Quebec) with representation from all regions served by the feed. In addition, OMNI is required to file an annual report to the CRTC following the end of each broadcast year on the activities and accomplishments of these Advisory Councils.

Mission Statement

It is the Mission of the regional Advisory Councils to enhance the engagement of ethnocultural communities with OMNI at a local, regional, and national level in a manner that is relevant and reflective of the regions being served.


The Mandate of the Advisory Councils will be focused on three core areas of OMNI’s operations – Programming, Community Outreach and Scholarship Distribution.


The Advisory Councils will advise OMNI on its ethnocultural programming strategies taking into consideration the demographic makeup of each market, viewer engagement, and the financial resources available to the station. In addition, each regional Council will be asked to approve the programming schedules for the feed in their region for the following broadcast year.

Advisory Councils could also provide guidance on relevant community and ethno-specific issues related to the regional or local market and how these issues are positioned and addressed in our programming, where applicable. Guidance may also include feedback on relevant policy issues such as the CRTC’s Ethnic Broadcasting Policy.

Community Outreach

Members of the Advisory Councils will also liaise with local ethnocultural communities who wish to become involved with OMNI and act as ambassadors for OMNI in this capacity. Members will promote and encourage participation by local ethnocultural groups and individuals in developing programming and other outreach initiatives that are aimed at enhancing OMNI’s role in the communities it serves. As immigration trends change, OMNI’s goal is to serve as many diverse voices from Canada’s ethnocultural communities as possible. To assist with this goal, Members of the Advisory Councils will help identify underserved ethnocultural communities that would benefit from dedicated programming. OMNI may also request that Members of the Advisory Councils attend OMNI events from time to time.

Scholarship Distribution

The Advisory Councils will be responsible for approving the administration and distribution of $60,000 in Rogers’ scholarship funding in support of ethnic and third language post-secondary journalism students.

Council Membership

Four (4) Advisory Councils will be established representing each region served by OMNI: Pacific, Prairies, East, and Quebec. The OMNI Pacific Advisory Council will be comprised of representatives from British Columbia. The OMNI Prairies Advisory Council will be comprised of representatives from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The OMNI East Advisory Council will be comprised of representatives from Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. The OMNI Quebec Advisory Council will be comprised of representatives from Quebec.

Each Advisory Council will be comprised of at least four (4) Members. Each Council will consist of Members representing the various ethnocultural communities within OMNI’s broad service mandate and will also take into consideration demographic and gender balance as well as a diversity of skill sets and experience. Members are appointed for two-year terms with eligibility for renewal(s).

There will be one (1) Chair for each of the four (4) Advisory Councils. The first Chair of the Advisory Council for each region will be selected by OMNI from the Members of the respective Advisory Councils. All subsequent Chairs will be elected by Members of the respective Advisory Councils. The term of the Chair is two years with eligibility for renewal(s).

The Chair will oversee the business of the Advisory Council in fulfilling its Mandate. More specifically, the Chair will participate in the preparation of and approve the agenda for each Advisory Council meeting and preside over each meeting.


The Advisory Councils will meet a minimum of twice annually, every Spring and Fall.

A formal agenda will be circulated at least one week in advance of each meeting. Members will be invited to add items of interest to the agenda.

At least one representative of the Rogers management team will attend all Advisory Council meetings.
Attendance at ad hoc committee meetings may be required as the need arises, as well as other functions deemed necessary to fulfil the Mandate of the Advisory Councils.

An honorarium of $600 will be given to each Member for participation (in person or via teleconference) at each Advisory Council meeting.


Council Members

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OMNI East Advisory Council


Jenny Longo
Director of Private Label, Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc.

Jenny Longo is Director of Private Label at Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc., a position she has held since 1998. A family-owned organization, Longo’s first opened its doors in Toronto in 1956 and now boasts 33 stores including 5 small format “The Market” by Longo’s. Grocery Gateway, the leader in online sales of home delivered groceries, is owned and operated by Longo Brothers Fruit Market Inc. since 2004.

Inspired by their Founders and their commitment to a Fresh Tradition, the Longo’s team hand selects fresh produce for its stores six days a week. Longo’s food experts are dedicated to exceeding customer expectations by offering the best food experience and a great value to every customer, every time by providing Fresh & Unique Offerings, Everyday Foods & Groceries, Services for Ease, Education and Ideas.

Jenny is a keen volunteer board member to a number of organizations including The Board of Directors of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, (ICCO), The Board of Directors of Food Starter, The Peel Victim Services, Celebrity Chef Challenge, The Canadian Produce Marketing Association,National Convention Sponsorship Committee, as well as a Judge for the 2017 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Award, and for the Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Grand Prix and Rogers Product of the Year Awards. Jenny is the Chair of the Longo’s Family Council and a member of the Longo’s Senior Management Leadership Team.

Jenny was born and raised in the Toronto area and graduated from Humber College with a Business Administration Diploma and has completed the Cornell University Food Executive Program. Jenny is the recipient of Canadian Grocer Star Woman Award in 2012. Jenny and her husband Rob have three children, Lesaundra, James, and Romina. In her spare time Jenny enjoys cooking, reading, hiking with her dog, boating at the cottage or watching and cheering on her children at their various sporting events.

Azim Shamshiev

Azim has over 10 years of experience at the Intercultural Dialogue Institute advancing diversity and social cohesion in the Greater Toronto Area. He implemented several initiatives to build dialogue and partnership between various ethno-cultural and faith communities. He also coordinated the Creative Minds Youth Contest, a collaborative program with local school boards that prepares youth to be empathetic and responsible citizens of their communities.

Throughout his career, Azim took an active role in volunteer committees such as the National Muslim Christian Liaison Committee and the Parliament of the World’s Religions’ Academic Outreach Committee. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Faith and Common Good and the Advisory Board of Heart to Heart. Azim holds a Bachelor’s degree in regional economics from the National University of Uzbekistan, a Master of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Manchester and Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy from Central European University. Azim also has a keen interest in data analytics. He has a data science professional certificate from IBM and postgraduate diploma in data science from the Metro College of Technology.

Resty del Rosario
CPA, CGA, President – Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre

An accountant with specialty in complex international and domestic tax issues acquired through his experience in public practice and employment at Canada Revenue Agency for 36 years. A team player who is willing to share his views on contentious issues and contribute his effort to achieve established objectives. Passion for helping in different capacities with various community organization providing activities for culture and arts for youth and seniors.

Resty is a CPA, CGA and retired as AU6 Senior International and Large Business Audit Case Manager at Canada Revenue Agency. His position required application of the most complex provision of the Income Tax Act, identifying areas where amendments to the provisions of the Income Tax Act is needed to address tax avoidance and other related tax issues.

Community Involvement
Currently, he is the President of Kalayaan Centre, Mississauga Charitable Gaming Association with 46 Charitable Organization members and Vice Chair of Carassauga Festival Inc, member of the organizing Committee – Philippine Festival Mississauga. He is a recipient of the Chapter and Ontario Distinguished Service Award from CGA Ontario and Queens Jubilee Award from the Government of Canada.

Resty was the Chair of the Philippine Centennial Celebration at Skydome (now Rogers Centre) in 1998, a past Director of CGA Ontario 2013-2014, past President of AFCA, Kalayaan Filipino Cultural Organization, Culture Philippines of Ontario and Mississauga Centre PC Electoral District Association. A Philippine CPA and was with SGV & Co before immigrating to Canada.

Married to Luz del Rosario, Trustee for Wards 6 and 11 of the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board. They have two children, Jonathan del Rosario, a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from the University of Waterloo and MBA from Western University Richard Ivey School of Business and Justine del Rosario, holds a Science and Business degree from the University of Waterloo and a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto.

Marcus Kolga
Marketing/New Media (Estonian)


Marcus is a Communications and Brand Strategist, Journalist, Political Activist, and award winning Documentary Filmmaker. In 2009, Marcus’s Liefa Communications, a graphic design and communications firm, developed and designed an extensive multimedia project for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in Washington D.C. The online museum was selected by Communication Arts Magazine as one of the best websites of 2010. Marcus is also the co-Founder of the Central and Eastern European Council in Canada, a Director of the Estonian Foundation of Canada, Board Member of the Council to Protect Canadians Abroad, and Canadian Advisor to the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Justice for Sergei Magnitsky.

Wilbert Lai
Certified Management Accountant


Wilbert has a B.Com (Hon.) degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MBA degree from the University of Minnesota in the United States of America. He is also a Certified Management Accountant. He was a Vice President of the Chinese Professional Association of Canada (CPAC) and its Education Foundation for four years and is an Advisor to the SEAS Community Centre. He has been a frequent commentator on and columnist in media including OMNI-TV, World Journal, Ming Pao Daily News and Sing Tao Daily. He taught at Centennial College and the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. He has served on the Advisory Council of ACCE. Wilbert was President of ACCE from 1998 – 2002 and co-founded the Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs Awards in 1997.

B.K. Sethi
Entrepreneur/Marketing Ethnic Foods (South Asian)


B.K. holds an MBA in Marketing from Michigan University. After working with Multinationals in Sales and Marketing for several years, he started his own Food Importing Company. B.K. has also consulted Multinationals including Robin Hood Multifoods, Unilever, Kraft, Heinz, Dairy Board of Canada and others looking for ethnic savvy marketing. He has won numerous awards, including a Canadian Grand Prix New Product Award for his India House brand, Business Excellence Award by Scarborough Chamber of Commerce and others.

Dr. Lloydetta Quiacoe
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sharing Our Cultures Inc.

Dr. Lloydetta Quiaco

Lloydetta holds a PhD in Education from the University of South Australia. In 2019, she was invested into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador. She was awarded a Human Rights Champion certificate by the Human Rights Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador and was also the provincial co-chair for Volunteer Week in 2018. Since 1998 she has served in leadership roles on community development projects with newcomer families in the areas of language acquisition and adjustment to Canadian society. In 2013, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for promoting the values of multiculturalism and intercultural relations where the diversity of all people is valued, supported, and enhanced. She was the President of the Multicultural Women’s Organization of Newfoundland and Labrador and co-founder of the African and Canadian Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Alex LeBlanc
Managing Director, New Brunswick Multicultural Council Inc. (NBMC)

Alex LeBlanc

Alex brings over 10 years of experience from the non-profit sector, including work with youth, persons with disabilities, and now with the multicultural community. He is extremely passionate about New Brunswick cultural diversity and social inclusion. In his role as Managing Director, Alex leads the strategic and operational planning for NBMC, as well as government relations, partnership development and overall staff management. NBMC is a bilingual, not-for-profit, umbrella, organization committed to supporting immigrant serving agencies, and multicultural and ethno-cultural associations in the province. Since 1983, NBMC has facilitated member, government and community efforts to make New Brunswick the province of choice for both newcomers and residents, through enhancing the economic, social and cultural value of diversity.

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OMNI Prairies Advisory Council


Alice Lam

Alice Lam was born in Calgary to Chinese parents who were refugees from Vietnam. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and completed a Master of Science degree in Management at the IESEG School of Management in France. She has worked in New York as a communications and marketing specialist and comes with her a strong background of strategic planning and operations consulting. She currently works in commercial real estate.
Alice has been an active volunteer helping immigrant youth and seniors reach their full potential for over fifteen years. She sits on several non-profit boards in Calgary that have a mandate to empower and enrich the lives of immigrant seniors. She also volunteers as an interpreter and facility coordinator for Chinese seniors. Most recently, she founded a volunteer website that helps connect Calgarians to volunteer opportunities called www.vollyapp.com which is built by volunteers, and free to use.

Mushegh Asatryan
Assistant Professor, Arabic and Muslim Cultures, University of Calgary

Mushegh Asatryan is an Assistant Professor of Arabic and Muslim Cultures at the University of Calgary, where he teaches courses on the history of Muslim civilization. Mushegh grew up in Armenia, and has studied in Egypt, Iran, Hungary, Armenia. He has received his PhD from Yale, following which, he taught and conducted research in various institutions in the US, UK, and Canada. Mushegh’s research is about the religious and social history of the Islamic Middle East in the middle ages, and he is the author of one monograph and several peer-reviewed articles on Islamic history. His current projects include a study of early Islamic polemical literature, and the history of the Nusayri sect in medieval Syria.



Angelina Bakshi

Angelina is a consultant at a multinational IT consulting firm and focuses her area of practice on strategic development, technology adoption, acquisitions and risk management. She holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and an MBA from the University of Alberta. She has certifications in Risk Management (CRM), Leadership in Energy and Environmental design (LEED), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR-P) and is a Fellow in Board Governance (FBG).

Angelina’s background as a civil engineer, often working in remote sites across the country and alongside indigenous communities, has allowed her to explore and embrace the vastness of Canada and its diverse people. Angelina is also a classically-trained East Indian dancer, and further trained in classical ballet throughout her formative years. Angelina maintains active commitments in the community through her work serving the Cabinet of the United Way Capital Region as Team Lead of Strategic Partnerships. She is Chair of the Alberta Diabetes Foundation and has previously served on the boards of the Edmonton Heritage Council, Women Building Futures and the Alberta Risk & Insurance Management Society, among several others.

Beryl Bacchus
Marketing Director, West Edmonton Mall


Beryl Bacchus is the Marketing Director for the West Edmonton Mall (WEM), North America’s largest mall boasting 54 million square feet. She organizes, markets, and executes over 350 events at WEM annually.Previously, Bacchus was the Executive Director of the Global Visions Film Festival, Canada’s longest running documentary film festival dedicated to documentaries from around the world. During her tenure she expanded the festival to 24 countries thereby introducing the event to new demographics, including ethnic communities. She secured new relationships with potential sponsors and partners and worked to bring increased awareness to the festival locally, nationally, and internationally.Her dedication and work in the community has been recognized as she was named a “Top 40 under 40” by Avenue Magazine as well as nominated as a “Woman of Distinction” with the YWCA Edmonton for arts and culture.

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Rhonda Rosenburg
Executive Director, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan

Rhonda Rosenburg

Rhonda has been working with the multicultural community in Saskatchewan for 20 years in a variety of roles. Prior to joining MCos, she was the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Association for Multicultural Education. Rhonda is also a Youth Leadership Coordinator at the United Way of Regina and a teacher/counsellor at the Cornwall Alternative School. She has expertise and experience in multiculturalism, anti-racism, education, youth leadership, experiential education, cross-cultural education, non-profit management, and policy governance.



Ron Cantiveros
Publisher, Filipino Journal

Ron Cantiveros

The Filipino Journal is a family run; community newspaper founded in 1987 by Ron’s parents. The newspaper has had an integral role in chronicling the history, growth and achievements of Filipinos in Winnipeg. In addition to the family newspaper, Ron’s family is also involved in the food services industry. As the Marketing Director for Cantiveros Family Foods and Hot Rod’s Filipino Grill, Ron ensures their service is focused on production of Manitoba made, Filipino food products. Ron is an Advisor for the Manitoba Filipino Business Council, and previously served as a Director for the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival and the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, Ron received the Exceptional Small Business Award at the Manitoba Filipino Business Council Gala Awards.

OMNI Pacific Advisory Council


Wendy Au
Retired Assistant City Manager, City of Vancouver

Wendy AU, former Assistant City Manager retired in 2018 after working 39 years at City of Vancouver. During her tenure at the City Wendy worked on social development program services that were intergovernmental and interdepartmental in nature. Her work extended from the municipal level to Provincial, National and International.

Wendy provided leadership on City of Reconciliation initiatives, Vancouver Commemorates Canada 150+ Projects, External Relations & Protocol, as well as the project on ‘Historical Discrimination against People of Chinese Descent’. In the past Wendy led the implementation of Downtown Eastside (DTES) Crime Prevention & Community Development Projects, the DTES Revitalization Program, the Olympic Inner City Inclusivity Commitments, the Vancouver Agreement and the Great Beginnings Program. These inter-governmental initiatives included a complex, multi-pronged approach to improve health, safety, social and economic development in diverse, marginal and disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The planning and implementation of these programs services drew together all departments from the City as well as the Provincial and Federal government.

Wendy’s previous work also included setting up Hastings Training Institute on Diversity; the Shanghai Expo-Vancouver Exhibition; the FCM Bangkok Community Development Project; the BC Urban Aboriginal Strategy and the Provincial Community Court Services.

Wendy received the 2012 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the “Non-Profit & Public Service” category as well as the “Connecting the Community Award”. In 2017, Wendy received Vancouver City Manager’s City Service Award.

Queenie Choo
Chief Executive Officer, S.U.C.C.E.S.S


Queenie has held many senior leadership positions in varied organizations. She was appointed as the CEO to commission the first culturally based seniors care home in Edmonton Alberta. As well, Queenie has a strong background in quality and service evaluation focusing on service deliverables. Based on her excellent tracked record in this area, in 2010 she was appointed as the Executive Director responsible for redesigning the home and community health system within Alberta Health Services. With her strong background in community services and effective leadership ability, in 2012, she was appointed as the CEO of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the largest non-profit social service organization in BC. Queenie was recognized as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award recipient for her community contributions.

Neelam Sahota
Chief Executive Officer, DIVERSEcity


Neelam is the Chief Executive Officer of DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, a community serving organization specializing in the settlement of new Canadians in the Surrey, North Delta, Langley and White Rock regions of the Lower Mainland in BC. Neelam has extensive experience in the not-for-profit, corporate and government sectors. Her passion lies with connecting the local community, especially newcomers, to resources that assist them in becoming connected and contributing members of society. Neelam is an alumnus of Simon Fraser University where she was the recipient of the President’s Entrance Scholarship. She is also a Certified Professional Accountant with her legacy designation from the Certified General Accountants Association of BC.

Anita Huberman
Chief Executive Officer, Surrey Board of Trade


Having been involved in the Surrey Board of Trade for 21 years, and being CEO for 8 years, Anita oversees 400 volunteers, a budget of nearly $1 million and has created new award programs celebrating community, volunteerism, leadership, family and health. In addition to her work at the Board, she has taken leadership roles in organizations such as the National Film Board, the Surrey Civic Treasure Committee, the Ronald McDonald House campaign cabinet, and the SFU India Advisory Council. She was also a nominee of the 2013 YWCA Women of Distinction Award and named one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2011. Through a generous contribution to SFU, Anita established an undergraduate scholarship in FCAT to support full- time undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in the School of Communication.

Sonny Wong
Creative Director, Hamazaki Wong Marketing Group


Sonny’s strategic and creative sensibilities have found their way into many initiatives. From award-winning advertising campaigns, to major events, to product development, to business start-ups, Sonny is a leadership and values driven individual who brings his unique insights to any project. Socially and environmentally motivated, he is learning to reconcile his job as a marketer (which encourages people to consume more) with his sustainability tendencies, and admits it’s an ongoing struggle. In his spare time, when he has any, he cycles and is a collector of people and ideas.

Sung Van
Principal and Creative Director, Latitude Vancouver


Sung is the owner and creative director of Latitude Agency, a boutique brand and design agency in Vancouver. He has over 20 years experience providing strategy, marketing, communications, creative and design services to public and private sector companies in British Columbia. Sung is also an active volunteer in the Vancouver community, and each year, Sung dedicates Latitude resources to providing pro bono communications services to the charitable sector. Sung has served on the Board of Vancouver Community College and is currently President of the Canada/Korea Business Association, a non-profit organization that works to enhance business and trade relations between Canada and South Korea. Sung has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and a diploma in Marketing Management from BCIT. He is a member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and the Vancouver Board of Trade.

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Québec Advisory Council

Derwin Collantes
Financial Security Advisor and Mutual Funds Representative, Sun Life Financial

Derwin Collantes worked as production manager for two electro-tech companies as a young man. Breaking free from managing a production floor, he has been a financial advisor at Sun Life Financial since 2005. Derwin gained the opportunity to help many families and businesses reach their financial goals.

His faith in his Church and his involvement in the Filipino community has led him to be very active in multi-media productions. He helped direct a team in his Church producing Church News, Christian music videos, Christian radio shows and short films. He was production manager for Pinoy Pa Rin and was one of the hosts of Mabuhay Montreal TV which aired on ICI Television.

Derwin’s newfound pastime with his wife and his two kids during the quarantine time: Binge watching and cooking.

Mher Karakachian

Mher Karakachian has been in the TV & theatre production sphere since his days as a Communication Arts student at the Notre Dame University of Beirut. Throughout the Lebanese civil war, he’s been an active presence in Lebanese-Armenian cultural life as a young playwright, director, actor, and poet.

After immigrating to Canada, he has specialized in film production, graduating from the Cinema Department of Concordia University. From the early 90s, he’s been the producer of the “Armenian Horizon” TV show, running it for more than a decade and a half, authoring various documentaries and short films. During the same period, he has started a career in education, as a teacher of Armenian literature and history at the Armenian “Sourp Hagop” school in Montreal. He continues his journey as an educator in the same institution to this day.

Being a descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors, he has opted for activism dedicated to the propagation of Genocide awareness and prevention. He has translated this commitment into action as a long-time member of the Armenian National Committee of Canada. In 2015, as president of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Canada, he has been instrumental in the founding of the “March for Humanity” of Montreal and the Alliance for Genocide Awareness and Remembrance (AGAR), bringing together various communities that had been victim to genocides. Currently, he’s in collaboration with the Foundation for Genocide Education, developing a guide on genocides that will be used by teachers in Quebec. This endeavor is a reflection of his belief that education is key to set a clear message: Genocides and Crimes against Humanity should have no place in the 21st century and beyond it.

Hector Giraldo
Directeur Général, Chambre de Commerce de l’Amérique Latine.

Hector Giraldo

Hector is an Entrepreneur with B2B experience delivering IT and web products to the Montreal SME sector. He oversees brand and web site traffic growth through SEO, Google Analytics-Adwords, and social media. Hector has over 15 years of experience in the theme park and retail industry dealing in daily operations with high traffic environments.

Pastor Joseph Junior Clormeus
Vice President, Federation of Haitian Regional Associations of the Diaspora

Pastor Joseph Junior Clormeus

Pastor Clormeus is an Administrator and Vice-President of Federation of Haitian Regional Associations of the Diaspora (FARHED) and is a Consultant with the International Association of Social Causes, Montreal. In addition, he is also Pastor with Bethsaida, Montreal. Pastor Clormeus holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the School of Infotronics, Port-au-Prince as well University Studies in Law, Faculty of Law and Economics, from St-Louis de Gonzague Institution, Port-au-Prince. He also holds a Master of Public Administration from National School of Public Administration (ENAP), Quebec and is currently working towards completing his PhD in Public Administration (Analysis and Management of Public Policies). Pastor Clormeus is engaged in his community and works with various levels of government, business and community leaders on social issues, vulnerable cases, settlement causes and socio-economic integration of newcomers to the Province.

Tania Alfonsi
Legal Advisor, (Director) Legislation, Institutional Compliance, Canadian Division,

Tania Alfonsi

Tania has nearly 10 years of legal and compliance experience in financial services. She is currently a Legal Advisor in Institutional Compliance where she is primarily responsible for the oversight of legislative and regulatory monitoring of issues relating to the Group Benefit and Group Retirement business. In addition, she supports Group Benefit and Group Retirement strategic transformational initiatives as the compliance and legislative lead, including risk reviews. She is currently working with internal stakeholders on the redesign of the monitoring, communication, analysis, and implementation of legislation to ensure effective support to the Institutional business organization, including coaching and developing resources. Tania was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Congress of Italian Canadians (Quebec), and is a member of the Board of Association of Italian Canadian Jurists of Quebec. Tania holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Concordia University, a Law Degree and Master’s Degree from Université de Sherbrooke.

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