Esther Fagbola created Project Agape with the desire to change the way we see domestic violence and rape. Her inspiration comes from growing up in an environment where she was exposed to domestic violence. She has also had lived experience from being in an environment where she was exposed to sexual violence through an unhealthy and abusive partner. She has extensive experience as an educator and aims to educate the youth on domestic and sexual violence. She also aims to serve as a support system to black survivors like herself through the wellness workshops offered with Project Agape.
Executive Assistant and Volunteer Liaison
Anaya works hand-in-hand with Esther and their needs, and communicate with PA’s general volunteers. Anaya has completed her BA, and is working towards her second degree in the Assaulted Women and Children’s Counsellor and Advocate program at GBC in Toronto. Due to, unfortunate, past experiences and a passion for wellness, abundance and social justice, she found herself in positions like these - trying to make a change and work with survivors like herself.
Director of Events
Eniola joined Project Agape as she supports the mission of the organization. She is happy to be part of a organization that gives back to the community and educative methods to aid people who have experienced domestic violence. In the Ottawa community, there are not enough resources for BIPOC people and Project Agape provides just that.
As the director of events and a black women, she believes she can brainstorm events that will properly cater to the BIPOC community who are victims of domestic & sexual abuse, as she is a survivor.
Director of Community Outreach
Cathy Broussard joined Project Agape with the intention of aiding in partnerships with charities in order to enhance the overall care in which charities provide. Her roles involve reaching out to charities in order to partner with them and provide what is best needed to suit their needs. She also works to attain donors for fundraising events.
Social Media Manager
Annie Joseph is pursuing an undergraduate degree at the university of Ottawa and she developed an interest in helping sexual assault survivors after surviving a similar ordeal. This made her more determined to help survivors find care and treatment. She is minoring in women’s studies which has helped her gain a more in depth knowledge of risks against women escaping violence.
As a social media manager, she brings awareness and helps give people the resources needed for victims and survivors of violence and she helps them find community and a place to speak about their experience.
Social Media Manager
Lilly joined Project Agape because she wanted to be a part of a Black organization to help vocalize and educate about sexual violence. She is a survivor of sexual violence so joining Project Agape made her feel like she was not alone. It makes her feel happy that she apart of this organization to help other victims and survivors that go through trauma.
She works as a social media manager because she wanted to be responsible and a part of creating content for Project Agape, in order to spread information and educate people on sexual violence and all components of gender based violence.