September 4, 2023

Lousia Makhtar (she/her)

Program Manager
Lousia is currently working on the Lifeline Afghanistan portfolio that encompasses the following: working within the PSR and GAR resettlement pathways to support the arrival of refugees and Human Rights Defenders (HRD's) into Canada, promoting and advocating for refugee protection, durable solutions, and international human rights, as well as programming to further aid newcomers with integrating meaningfully into Canada's labor market. Lousia holds a Master's (MA) - Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies from the University of London, as well as a Bachelor's of Science - Double Major in Population Health and Mental Health from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the Diversity Institute, Lousia worked as a mental health counsellor providing direct emotional, trauma-informed care, and crisis support to newcomers enduring various challenges associated with their pre, during, and post-migration journeys.

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