Nimao Ali of the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition appointed to Minister’s External Implementation Steering Committee for Ontario’s Black Youth Action Plan
Last month, Nimao Ali of the Justice for Abdirahman Coalition was appointed as an Advisor to sit on the External Implementation Steering Committee (EISC) supporting the Minister of Children and Youth Services through the implementation phase of the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan.
Through the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan, the government is increasing opportunities for Black children, youth and families. Ontario is providing new services and supports in communities across the province. The EISC will be ensuring that the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan recommendations are well implemented and that any new programs and services developed are: investing in culturally focused parenting initiatives and mentorship programs, supporting young people’s wellness with programming that takes preventative measures, supporting access to higher education and skills development and investing in community outreach and promoting anti-violence.
The Black Youth Action Plan was announced in February 2017 as part of Ontario’s Anti-Racism Directorate’s 3 Year Strategic Plan. The EISC has a two year mandate and includes black leadership from across the province.
Nimao Ali, a Somali-Canadian dynamo is never shy to speak truth to power and offers insightful analysis to all tables she sits at. With a Degree in Computer Mathematics, she is a natural analyst and problem solver, but best of all, she is always driven to work on projects she is passionate about.
Nimao Ali, is long time community advocate and leader. Locally, she keeps busy as Executive Director and the Co-founder of the Somali Women’s Circle Network, a member of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Carleton Immigrant Services Housing and the Somerset Community Health Centre Board.
Nimao is a proud mother of three, an inspirational speaker and activist whose greatest joy is teaching and mentoring youth, especially young girls.
We are very proud of Nimao and know she will make an excellent contribution to the External Implementation Steering Committee.
Please join us in wishing her well on this endeavour!
The Justice for Abdirahman (JFA) Coalition (“the Coalition”) is a group formed within days of Mr. Abdi’s death. The Coalition is based in Ottawa and supported by local and national advocacy groups. The Coalition’s objectives are to obtain greater transparency, challenge racial inequity, increase support for mental health needs and bring positive change to our law enforcement institutions. The Coalition asserts that fairness, transparency and accountability in our law enforcement institutions are critical to ensuring all of our safety and security.