Michelle Debnath-Canning

Michelle was born in Bangladesh, and immigrated to NL at the age of 7. As a mother of a four year old, navigating the childcare system, she is excited to serve on the Board of Directors. Michelle currently works as a research consultant for the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Economic and Cultural Transformation at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, working with a team to support projects and work related to the economic growth of newcomers in the province. She also works at Multicultural Women’s Organization of Newfoundland & Labrador as a project officer, working on capacity building initiatives for the organization and embarking on employment assessments for newcomer and multicultural women. She’s also taken on consultant roles on projects that explore the barriers to accessing cultural foods for newcomers in the province. Currently Michelle serves on the Board of Directors of the Jimmy Pratt Foundation and on the Anti-Racism Working group for the City of St. John’s. Michelle completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at Acadia University and her Master’s degree in Pharmacology & Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland.