Lucia Harrison

Lucia Harrison (English, Dutch) Lucia has been our Chief Executive Officer since 2006 and has been part of our organization since 2000. Originally from the Netherlands, she immigrated to Canada as a child with her family and became a Canadian Citizen in 1967. She studied business at Wilfrid Laurier University and Third World Studies at Conrad Grebel College. A fierce advocate for building a community of inclusion for everyone, she is the Past Chair and a current member of the Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership and Waterloo Region Refugee Resettlement Steering Committee. She has served on the boards of over 20 local and provincial organizations and agencies and currently sits on the board of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants and Youth In Conflict With The Law. In her rare (but occasional) spare time she likes to travel, cook and spend time with her grandchildren.