Reem Al-Ameri (she/her) is an Associate with W2A based on traditional, unceded Algonquin territory (Ottawa). A student at Sciences Po Paris, Reem’s primary research focus is on human rights defenders and has spent time in the refugee assistance and emergency response sector in Greece. She is proudly multilingual (English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Swedish) and emphasizes principles of EDI in all projects.
A member of the Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC), she volunteers with initiatives geared towards early years, youth and newcomers. As a grassroots organizer with CCHC, she advocates for better policies at all levels, from policing to public transit access. Reem has been a CIVICA ambassador and elected student representative for the past 3 years, advocating for student well-being and success at all levels of university governance. Reem’s community engagement earned her a Senate of Canada Sesquicentennial medal in 2017.
Prior to joining W2A, Reem has worked in facilitation and consultation, primarily on youth issues. A Youth Ambassador and consultant for Children First Canada (CFC), she helped draft Canada’s first Children’s Rights Charter and develop CFC’s Young Canadian Parliament and National Child Day forums with over 3000 participants. Previously a Youth Ambassador for Experiences Canada, she currently sits on W2AxRBC’s Youth Advisory Council to create a youth mental health app evaluation framework and database.
Outside of community engagement, Reem works with the Forum of Federations on GAC funded feminist international development projects designed to advance inclusiveness in governance in the MENA region.