OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

The Hamilton Center for Civic Inclusion is comprised of a team of dedicated staff who are responsible for the programming activities and management of the organization, and is overseen by a committed and diverse board of directors. 

Our Staff

Kojo Damptey

Kojo Damptey

Interim Executive Director

Kojo Damptey is an interdisciplinary scholar practitioner, musician and decolonial advocate. His work revolves around communication, music, African culture, African politics, International Development and social movements. Born in Ghana, he moved to Hamilton in 2001 to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering at McMaster University.

He is currently working towards a Master of Arts at McMaster University in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory, studying African Political Thought for the 21st Century and beyond, and has also received an Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Royal Roads University.

Sarah Jama

Sarah Jama

Senior Program Coordinator

Sarah Jama is a community organizer and the co-founder of the Disability Justice Network of Ontario (DJNO), which is committed to building the political and community power of people with disabilities. She has delivered over 100 keynotes on issues surrounding leadership, diversity, and justice.

At HCCI, she is building leadership curriculums around organizing inside and outside political structures. Sarah holds a Social Sciences degree from McMaster University. Her lived experiences have helped her develop unique expertise in community engagement, disability justice, and activism.

Rose Senat

Rose Senat

Black Youth Mentorship Coordinator

Rose Senat is a creative entrepreneur with over eight years of experience working in the non-profit sector with an expertise in youth programming. She is the founder and creative director of TAKEUPSPACE, a socially conscious brand that artistically challenges the obscurity and erasure that Woman of Colour experiences in all spaces of our society.

In her current role at HCCI as the One to One Mentorship Coordinator, she connects black youth with professionals in the community that support their journey by giving advice, guidance, and mentoring them informally and formally.

Samson Dekamo

Samson Dekamo

Black Youth Mentorship Coordinator

Samson Dekamo is a music producer and youth engagement expert. He has developed and implemented a youth-led music program for at risk teenagers, with the aim of connecting hundreds of youth to career opportunities in local art industries in Hamilton and across the GTA.

As the Black Youth Mentorship Program Coordinator at HCCI, Samson develops curriculum to help black youth at multiple high schools in Hamilton succeed in academic studies while staying connected to black issues through facilitated conversations, field trips, and other forms of engagement.

Mohamed Mohamed

Mohamed Mohamed

Anti-Racism Conference Lead

Licinia Mesquita

Licinia Mesquita

Bookkeeper

Our Board

Crystal Mark

Crystal Mark

Chair

Daniela Giulietti

Daniela Giulietti

Vice Chair

Amy Majani

Amy Majani

Treasurer

Cameron Kroetsch

Cameron Kroetsch

Interim Secretary

Sabrina Sibbald

Sabrina Sibbald

Michelle Poirier

Michelle Poirier

Sukhi Dhillon

Sukhi Dhillon

Tina Garnett

Tina Garnett

Denise Maraj

Denise Maraj

Thomas Sulley

Thomas Sulley

Brenda Begumisa

Brenda Begumisa

Ja'miil Millar

Ja'miil Millar

Councillor Maureen Wilson

Councillor Maureen Wilson

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Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion is a registered Canadian charity (charitable registration number 840024558RR0001). Support from donors goes directly toward advancing our mission of mobilizing all Hamiltonians to create an inclusive and welcoming city. Our work has made a meaningful transformative impact over the years, and we remain committed to honouring all donations we receive by keeping overhead costs low, leveraging the support of our amazing volunteers, holding ourselves accountable for results, and transparently reporting back to the community.

HCCI works with Canada Helps to safely and securely process donations.

make a donation

Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion is a registered Canadian charity (charitable registration number 840024558RR0001). Support from donors goes directly toward advancing our mission of mobilizing all Hamiltonians to create an inclusive and welcoming city. Our work has made a meaningful transformative impact over the years, and we remain committed to honouring all donations we receive by keeping overhead costs low, leveraging the support of our amazing volunteers, holding ourselves accountable for results, and transparently reporting back to the community.

HCCI works with Canada Helps to safely and securely process donations.

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We welcome feedback, comments, and questions.
Please email, call, or use the form below to connect with our team.

info@hcci.ca

Hamilton Center for Civic Inclusion 

423 King Street East
Hamilton ON, L8N 1C5

(905) 297 4694

info@hcci.ca

423 King Street East, Hamilton ON, L8N 1C5

(905) 297-4694