Reza Shahbazi


Founding member and Executive Director of New Canadians' Centre of Excellence Inc

For over twenty years, Reza Shahbazi has worked to improve the outcomes of immigrants and refugees in Canada with a focus on two interrelated areas: experienced program and service delivery at the community level and policy development at the provincial and national level.

Reza is a founding member and Executive Director of New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence Inc. (NCCE Inc.) which annually serves over 7,000 newcomers to Windsor and Essex County. It provides services that are critical to the settlement and integration of newcomers including: language training, employment services, settlement and inclusion services, youth programs, childcare, and community development in multiple sites in Windsor and Leamington. Reza has also spearheaded partnerships for service delivery with community stakeholders, resulting in programs being offered in over seventy schools and various library branches.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, member of Conference Board of Canada – Leaders Roundtable on Immigration (LRI), member of the Executive Committee of the Pathways to Prosperity and a past member of the National Settlement Council (NSC) and past Chair of Windsor-Essex Local Immigration Partnership (LIPs). He has also served as a member, Regional Director, Vice-President and President of the Board of Directors for the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI).



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