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Henry Akankos

Director, Hire Immigrants Ottawa

Henry leads an initiative that brings together employers, immigrant serving organizations and other stakeholders to develop and champion solutions to systemic barriers in the workplace around the integration of skilled immigrants into the Ottawa labour force. Prior to joining Hire Immigrants Ottawa in 2007, He worked with a number of international development organizations including the World University Service of Canada, Catholic Relief Services and the Canada-Africa Community Health Alliance, managing education, healthcare and institutional development projects. He holds a Master Arts degree in Collaborative International Development Studies from the University of Guelph.