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 Executive Director

Esther 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.


Programs and Operations Manager

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 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.


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.



Project Researcher

 Emma is originally from Ghana but grew up in the GTA. She is bilingual in English and French. Emma is responsible for ensuring all initiatives are backed by peer-reviewed, current research. Emma provides research upon request to other executive members. In 2021, Emma received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa with a specialization in Conflict Studies and Human Rights. She also works for the Government of Canada as a Policy Officer. Her professional background also includes work in Canadian nonprofit and labour rights sectors. 


Program Coordinator and Facilitator

Abiana helps develop and host different programs and events for the organization. Abiana is a 21 year old student at the University of Ottawa studying Social Sciences with a specialization in Conflict Studies and Human rights. From an early age Abiana has been passionate about social justice and human rights and is an alumni of the Seminar on United Nations and International Affairs, and the National Student Commonwealth Forum.

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Assistant to the Operations Manager

Marie is a full time second year student at UOttawa. She studies health sciences in the hope of working in a health related field in the future. Being raised in several West African countries and being a Black woman, she has grown the passion of fighting for women’s wellbeing. She joined Project Agape as a volunteer because she admires the mission and goals which are to help women who experienced sexual assault or domestic violence, and educate people about these topics.

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Board Member - President

Anysha is a Disruptor, Mental Health Advocate, and Child and Youth Counsellor. She works to help folks digest the conditioning of their trauma and abuse through differing therapeutic practices. She also works as a Community Educator in Tkaronto (Toronto), helping give Black communities the steps and resources to build fulfilling lives. She joined P.A.'s Board of Directors to build community relations in Ottawa that are focused on GBV and building survivorship among those most affected. Centring surviours stories and avenues to healing are the most important to her.



Board Member - Treasurer

Being a survivor, Aya joined project agape in hopes to turn her past trauma into a catalyst for change. Using her degree in psychology and psychosocial studies she wanted to utilize her background and professional experience of working with survivors to support the community in Ottawa. She thinks it’s extremely important to have a proper support system when it comes to empowerment and building resilience, which she firmly believe that Project Agape is working towards everyday. 
Ever since she joined PA, she has gained a newfound strength. For those reasons she is very grateful for having the opportunity of being a part of all the great work our team is putting forward.


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