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Our Team

Get to know the amazing people behind the work that we do!

  • Arnida Guillermo

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS Worker)

    Arnida Guillermo

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS Worker)

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  • Jacky "Ka Yin" Chui

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Jacky "Ka Yin" Chui

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Jacky Chui is a registered social worker with over six years of experience working with ethnic minority families and youth. He has a strong background in school social work services, with three years of experience in that field. Jacky is dedicated to providing emotional counseling, crisis management, and organizing programs for social inclusion.

  • Janelle Wong

    Mentorship Program Youth Worker

    Janelle Wong

    Mentorship Program Youth Worker

    Janelle Wong is deeply passionate about immigration politics. Her academic journey is fueled by a profound interest in understanding the nuanced experiences of immigrants and the barriers they face. With a focus on contributing to organizations dedicated to immigration and human rights, she aspires to address barriers faced by immigrants and shape public policies that positively impact their lives.

  • Naima Karani

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Naima Karani

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

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  • Rahel Gebrehiwot

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Rahel Gebrehiwot

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Rahel Gebrehiwot: dedicated Settlement Worker in School BA in Management, MA in Development Studies, fluent in English and Amharic. Excels in fostering integration for newcomer families, advocating for students, and maintaining confidential records. With over six years of experience, my passion lies in bridging cultural gaps and organizing workshops for a positive transition into Canadian society. Adept in needs assessment, community engagement, and crisis intervention. Dedicated to empowering families through effective communication and support.

  • Samiha Fizal

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Samiha Fizal

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Samiha Fizal, an immigrant from India, mom of two children, speaks Malayalam, Hindi, and English languages. In-School Settlement (SWIS) worker with the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth for the past 10 years. Passionate about working with newcomer youth and families; love being involved in their transition, education, and settlement life and journey in Canada. An enthusiastic team player and a lifelong learner. Enjoys working collaboratively with youth community partners. Embraces diversity, mental health, spirituality, enjoys interacting with people from different parts of the world and making a positive difference in other's lives. Important values are gratitude and inclusiveness.

  • Svetlana Knyazeva

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Svetlana Knyazeva

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Combining technical background with the passion for an Individual strength & meaningful purpose, I see the “big picture” in detail and thrive in a diverse & inclusive environment.

  • Svitlana Dubovetska

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Svitlana Dubovetska

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Svitlana, originally from Ukraine, embarked on a journey through teaching, customs, and aiding newcomers in Bulgaria and Spain. Her path led her to Canada, where as a passionate SWIS worker, she guides students to success. With diverse roles and a heart for connections, she enriches lives.

  • Yan Ling Wu

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    Yan Ling Wu

    Settlement Workers In-School (SWIS) Worker

    I have been working with CBFY as settlement worker for over 12 years. My passion and dedication in helping newcomer kids and families have been the driving force for me to work tirelessly with fulfilled satisfaction Settlement services play a crucial role in easing the transition for newcomers, I always try to making a positive impact on the lives of those I serve. Hope my care and support can contribute significantly to the success and well-being of kids and families. I feel grateful for the positive collaboration and support from team, various agencies, and communities. And recognize the importance of building strong connections within my professional network in the past years. I grow with CBFY with learning and gaining many experience and skills either personal and professional development. Overall I am very happy to work this role.

  • Stephanie Pastro

    Intake Worker

    Stephanie Pastro

    Intake Worker

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