Wafa Kadri joins the nonprofit, bringing experience in the creation and execution of social strategies and programs
CALGARY – July 15, 2021 – MindFuel, a pioneer nonprofit in the online STEM (science, tech, engineering, & math) learning and youth innovation space, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wafa Kadri to its board of directors as of today.
Kadri currently serves as the Community Investment Lead with Cenovus Energy, and has an extensive background in leadership, transformative business practices, and building cross-sector partnerships to drive change on critical issues.
“With a passion for mentoring, volunteering, and supporting causes on a national level such as public education, gender equity and inclusion, cross-cultural understanding, and human rights, Kadri will be an excellent addition to the MindFuel Board,” said Cassy Weber, CEO. “Our non-profit is dedicated to providing equal access and support to quality STEM education resources for Canadian students, with an emphasis on reaching underrepresented demographics.”
“I’m delighted to be able to support MindFuel’s mission as a board member, and I look forward to collaborating with stakeholders and partners to support their excellent work in the STEM education and youth innovation space,” said Kadri, regarding her appointment to the Board. “I’m passionate about working together to create sustainable and impactful solutions, which aligns well with MindFuel’s mission of supporting youth on their educational journeys with programs, resources, and guidance.”
Kadri joins the MindFuel Board of Directors, currently consisting of: James (Jim) Gray, founding and honourary chair; Shahauna Siddiqui, chair; Stephen Burns; Raja Panwar; James Pettigrew; Peter Kinash; Bill Peters; Dan Semmens; and Georgine Ulmer.
“Wafa’s enthusiasm for giving back, paired with her unique experience in the corporate social responsibility sector, and her deep roots in developing youth employability strategies make her a perfect addition to our Board,” said MindFuel board chair, Shahauna Siddiqui. “We are continuing to expand our youth innovation programs nationally, and Wafa will certainly be instrumental in helping us to continue creating value and delivering an outsized impact across Canada.”
For more information about MindFuel and its programs and services, visit www.mindfuel.ca.
MindFuel is a registered charity, established in 1990, focused on creating future generations of innovators and problem-solvers. As a digital literacy and online learning pioneer, MindFuel is helping Canada diversify its economy through a focus on online STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education resources and in-field learning. Recognized with many awards of excellence, MindFuel supports teachers with 21st century learning resources and helps immerse students in the fun world of STEM through blended learning, which includes both digital and hands-on activities, critical to advancing Canada’s Innovation Agenda. MindFuel places a large emphasis on empowering girls, Indigenous youth and students in rural and remote regions to pursue studies and careers in STEM. In 2020-21, MindFuel programming reached hundreds of thousands of students, parents and teachers across Canada in both French and English and is used in over 170 countries around the world.