Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Claire acts as senior advisor to the Network through her consulting company Small Shop Big Impact. Claire has been with the CAP Network off and on since the beginning, joining the board in 2004 and then serving as part-time Executive Director (2010-2021). Claire has 18 years’ experience specializing in fundraising, grant writing and organizational management of small-medium sized NGOs. She has worked with NGOs in Canada, East Africa and India focused on gender equality, food security, education, health and life skills. Claire has a passion for grassroots participation and the efficacy of community-based initiatives as both a means of advancing community development goals and effectively engaging with community partners. Claire holds a B.A.H in International Development from Queens University, an M.A. from the University of Toronto, and a Certificate in Impact Assessment for International Projects from the University of Victoria.

While completing the Special Event Management course at George Brown College, Jennifer’s passion for organizing social events developed into a desire to plan fundraisers with a deeper purpose. Jennifer’s aim is to help educate folks on various social issues and inspire positive change in communities. Whether it’s planning actions for racial justice locally in her ward or supporting initiatives globally, she strives to keep herself informed so that her passion for change can inspire others to move to action. Jennifer joined CAP Network in the Fall of 2021 and supports overall fundraising and communication efforts, liaising with Affiliates and advancing community engagement goals in support of CAP Network partner projects in Africa. 


The Canada Africa Partnership (CAP) Network is a shared platform facilitating partnerships between Canadian and African communities.


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