Faduma Yusuf joined Britannia Woods Community House (BWCH) as its Executive Director in April 2020. She works with the small but mighty and caring team at BWCH to deliver innovative, timely and diverse community supports. She brings strong skills in community development, health equity, program development and project management to the organization. She has spent the past decade working in community development and health promotion in Ottawa. Faduma joined BWCH to advance the impact of place-based, community-centric, and holistic community services on people by ensuring radical accessibility and remaining grounded in being culturally-responsive.
Faduma plays a leadership role in city-wide coalitions and networks such as the Ottawa Coalition of Community Houses and the Ottawa Black Mental Health Coalition. She holds a Degree in Public Administration and a Minor in the Social Sciences of Health from the University of Ottawa.
Arriving to Canada at the age of seven with her parents and siblings, Faduma grew up in the Britannia Woods neighbourhood surrounded by loving families from around the world. Her dream is to mentor the next generation of social service leaders and change-makers in Ottawa. In her spare time, she enjoys taking in the beauty of nature of Ottawa’s west-end, reading and writing.