Tahina Rabezanahary

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Citizenship, Immigration, Black History/African Heritage, Francophonie, Human Rights & Social Justice, Identity & Heritage, Multiculturalism & Diversity, Adjusting to Life in Canada


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Originally from Antananarivo, Madagascar, Tahina obtained her Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Université de Moncton and has several years of international development experience.

Tahina is a Program Manager for the Africa programs for the Canadian Red Cross. Her focus is on maternal, newborn and child health. Prior to working for the Canadian Red Cross, Tahina worked for Oxfam-Quebec as the Project Manager for the Middle East and Africa Regions. She also worked for three years with the Government of New Brunswick on a project with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and as a policy analyst.

Tahina enjoys outdoor activities such as skating, skiing, camping, biking and trekking and also enjoys cooking, design and decoration. Tahina enjoys networking and is a speaker for Passages to Canada.

Tahina currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband and daugther. She is fluent in English, French and Malagasy.