Rania Y

Rania Younes

Founder, WelcomeHome TO

Rania Younes has over 17 years of progressive marketing experience, which has taken her to positions as Brand Manager at Savola Group, Senior Regional Strategic Planner at Ogilvy & Mather, Project Manager at Brand Momentum where she excelled in areas of expertise in strategic planning, brand positioning, market research and analysis, new market penetration, team building and management, and business analysis.

In the last 7 years, social justice, inclusion and economic empowerment became a focus for Rania after being involved with various NGOs, mostly due to her role as Manager for the TREIC Mentoring Partnership project, and previous role as Programs Director at the Canadian-Arab Institute. Rania is also the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Arab Community Centre of Toronto and Co-founder and vice chair of PCAN, a professional network with a mission to empower newcomers through professional development, civic action, mentorship and networking opportunities.

Rania strongly believes that when immigrants proposer we all prosper, and with that belief rooted in her community work, she co-founded WelcomeHomeTO, a grassroots initiative that works closely with local community groups to articulate and bring attention to settlement challenges and opportunities, envisioning a dynamic settlement network where all newcomers are welcomed with open hearts and minds, and supported to reach their highest potential for a stronger Canada.

Speaking at #WeAreMore Spotlight 2