Welcoming new staff!

CERA is very pleased to announce the addition of three talented new staff members to our team! We are excited to be building the organization, and look forward to working with Erin, Janice, and Rozeta to continue advocating for improved housing conditions and the promotion of human rights across Ontario.

Rozeta Aleksov, Program Manager – Youth Housing Rights | Rozeta started her social engagement as a peace builder, youth and women’s rights activist in Serbia. Wanting to maximize the impact of her actions, in 2006 she joined the National Association of Local Authorities, where she was advocating for gender equity and a human rights-based approach in a broad range of policies and services. At the same time, she facilitated networking and collaboration on the national and European level. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration, Local Governance and Public Policies, from the University of Belgrade. She is passionate about achieving social justice through transforming mindsets and organizations, and navigating systemic change while empowering people, especially equity seeking groups.

Janice Campbell, Program Manager – Women’s Housing Rights | Janice supports CERA’s ongoing and dynamic work regarding Women’s Housing Rights. She brings education, communities of practice, business optimization, a thorough understanding of contemporary housing systems, subject matter expertise from a social housing delivery perspective, as well as experience working with local, provincial and federal governments, Indigenous peoples and First Nations partners. Janice enjoys working with diverse community stakeholders and looks forward to continuing her work in the housing sector, as informed by her LGBTQ2 lived experience and from her social-justice seeking feminist lens, by contributing to CERA’s mission and working towards a community-driven, government-supported, human rights-based platform of equality while offering innovative and “about time” solutions to some of our most complex social challenges that will improve housing outcomes for all people.

Erin Walker, Case Worker and Project Coordinator | Erin has an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Western Ontario, a Child and Youth Work diploma from Humber College, and a Masters of Child Study and Education from Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care. Erin comes to CERA with 10 years of experience in the youth homelessness sector and the strong belief that stable, affordable housing is a human right that all marginalized populations should be able to access.

January 16, 2019