As a leader, internationally educated teacher, and activist with over 25 years of experience in community development, Titi Tijani is a pillar in the African Community. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Ecology from the University of Manitoba; and certificates in Education, Community Leadership, Trainer and Conflict Resolution. She has worked with Manitoba Housing in Tenant Services since 1998 and is currently the Director of Support Services.
Her career in social services, education and her volunteer work with organizations like the Okin International Club of Canada (OICC), African Communities of Manitoba Inc., Manitoba Lung Association, Central Youth Justice Committee, Nigerian Association of Manitoba, the Black Community Collective and the Police Accountability Coalition have allowed her to advocate and support thousands of community members and organizations in their pursuit of building a more diverse, sustainable, and equitable Manitoba.
Titi has volunteered in the African community for over 25 years, supporting the integration of newcomer women and their families. As the President of African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI) since 2017, Titi helps the African ethnocultural community organizations build and develop the capacity to support their membership, preserve and promote African culture and heritage and promote cultural understanding in Manitoba through partnerships with BIPOC organizations.
It is for these reasons that Titi has been recognized with the Spirit of a Community Builder Award, the Premier’s Volunteer Service Award Certificate of Recognition, one of the 100 most fascinating Manitobans in 2020, Manitoba Honour 150, Mayor’s Volunteer Service Award. in 2021 and most recently as a recipient of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Community Leadership Award in 2022.
My life, education, career, volunteerism, and community service have been driven by my strong belief in fundamental values that promote the common good. These values have been the compass that has directed my path in life: