Nominated by: Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI)
Yasmina Chouakri is currently a gender and immigration consultant. She headed the women’s file at the Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes (TCRI) from 2009 to 2018. She studied political science and has been active in the community movement around women and immigration in Québec for over fifteen years as an activist and worker. She was an associate researcher with the UQAM research chair on immigration, ethnicity and citizenship (CRIEC) until 2015, president of the Réseau d’action pour l’égalité des femmes immigrées et racisées du Québec (RAFIQ) until 2016, and president of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) until 2012. Her career has included a position as project officer and head of the Comité des femmes des communautés culturelles for the Fédération des femmes du Québec from 2003 to 2004 and 2006 to 2008. She has worked as a research officer for the Table des groupes de femmes de Montréal (2000-2002), lecturer (UQÀM and UdM) (2000-2002), coordinator of the Centre de recherche sur l’immigration, l’ethnicité et la citoyenneté at UQÀM (2002-2003), provided counselling and training on gender for Oxfam-Québec (2004-2008) and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada in Nigeria (2008-2009), consultant for ParlAmericas in Haïti (2015-2016) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Haïti and Tunisia (2015 and 2017).