Sherry Stevenson, National Program Manager | Sherry@acic-caci.org
Sherry oversees the ICN’s programming and works closely with the Councils’ leadership, Global Affairs Canada, and the ICN staff team. Sherry is an experienced adult educator and community development professional with over fifteen years of experience in the non-profit sector. Having worked in international development in various regions of Africa, she has contributed to local initiatives as a facilitator, curriculum developer, evaluator, and project manager. She has led capacity-building workshops, community-based participatory research, and project evaluation, with an emphasis on participatory methodologies, action learning, and sustainability. Sherry brings a passion for social justice, experiential learning, and the Sustainable Development Goals to her work as ICN National Program Manager. Prior to joining the ICN, Sherry worked in food security, strengthening food networks and training community food leaders in Atlantic Canada. Prior to that, she held the position of Training Advisor at Cuso International, where she was responsible for all training programs for Cuso International volunteers. She wrote curriculum and provided training on topics such as: power & privilege, participatory approaches to development, and intercultural effectiveness. She holds an M.A. in Adult Education with a specialization in Community Development from Saint Francis Xavier University and an Honours B.A. in Human Rights & Psychology from Carleton University. Sherry can often be found wandering in the forest or at one of Halifax’s Farmers Markets. She enjoys getting her hands dirty in the garden, reading books, and sharing tasty food with friends.
Tina Renier, Policy Officer | Tina@acic-caci.org
Tina creates original policy analysis to deepen and broaden the organization’s strategic efforts to position itself as a thought leader in public engagement and global citizenship education. Tina is a passionate, team- and solutions-oriented individual who provides a critical perspective on international development. Tina proudly hails from Jamaica and holds a Bachelor of Science in International Relations with First-Class Honours from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and a Master of Arts in International Development Studies from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax. Prior to becoming the ICN’s Policy Officer, she has held several roles as Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in the Department of Social Justice and Community Studies and International Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University. Tina was also an editorial assistant for a prominent Canadian labour studies journal ‘Labour, Capital and Society’ in 2019. Tina has fifteen years of experience in youth development, community engagement strategies coupled with extensive, professional training in a variety of research methodologies and policy analysis. Internationally, she represented Jamaica at the 2016 UNESCO/APCEIU 2nd Youth Leadership Conference on Global Citizenship Education in South Korea. Additionally, she was selected among 3,000 youth leaders in Canada to attend the Nova Scotia’s Co-operative Council’s 70th anniversary event, ‘A Conversation with Barack Obama’, Former President of the United States of America. Tina enjoys spending time with close friends and family, creative writing, travelling, meeting new people, going for nature walks and listening to Caribbean music to maintain a positive, exuberant outlook on life.
Raushni Abraham, Communications Officer | Raushni@acic-caci.org
Based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, she is also the Communications Officer for the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (one of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation that make up the ICN, and its current host. Raushni uses her communication, design and multimedia production skills to create content, marketing collaterals and communication plans for ICN, and the ICN-branded initiatives (ICNEngage, Youth delegation) and for all its communication channels. An immigrant to Canada, Raushni is originally from India and has previously worked with the Global Development Network – a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries around the world, and with Livelihood Initiatives for Empowerment (LIFE) – a non-profit organization that offers skilling and employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities for the rural and urban semi-urban youth of India. She holds a bachelor’s in media and communication from Birmingham City University, England. Raushni strongly believes in the role communication and conversations can play in changing the world, one story at a time, and hopes her work in the development space creates many such stories.