Adya Afanou


A graduate of Concordia University and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Adya has been involved with community groups and associations ever since university. This sparked her interest in philanthropy. Since then, her career as a fundraising, special events, communications and marketing professional, has taken her to work with non-profit organizations from Toronto to Abidjan, notably in the fields of Arts & Culture, Entrepreneurship, Education, Energy, and Social innovation.

A first-generation immigrant and a proud member of the Black Canadian Fundraisers Collective (BCFC), she is pursuing a Certificate in Leadership & Inclusion at Centennial College. She hopes to capitalize on the learnings awoken by the movement for Black and Indigenous lives to support non-profit organizations taking lasting actions on issues of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.