Project Officer

Program officers conduct research, develop policy and implement or administer programs in areas such as consumer affairs, employment, home economics, immigration, law enforcement, corrections, human rights, housing, labour, family services, foreign aid and international development. 

$65,000 - $100,000+

Education Varies

Increasing Demand

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Adebola Adefioye

Project Officer

Born and raised in Nigeria, Adebola had financial challenges in the university in Nigeria and that led to her dropping out in her second year over a decade ago. As a newcomer in Canada, her family, especially her daughter experienced racism and had no friends at school for two years. Adebola continued to provide strengths-based support to her child to overcome the challenges. These experiences inspired her to start the AWYF and guides her work as an inspirational, award-winning leader, mentor, and anti-black racism advocate.

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What is your Educational background?
Early Childhood Education Diploma
Child Development Degree
Masters of Child and Youth Care in progress

What are your daily roles and responsibilities?
Planning programs to empower and build leadership skills of racialized populations.

What advice would you give the 15-18 year old version of yourself?Find what you are passionate about and sharpen your skills in that area, ask for support when you need it and be open to helping other people.

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar”.
Helen Keller


Suggested high school subjects

Grade 11

Business & Management

Cooperative Education

Grade 12

Business & Management
Challenges & Change in Society (recommended)
Families In Canada (recommended)

Cooperative Education

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