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Mina Mawani


Mina Mawani joined Crohn’s and Colitis Canada as President and CEO in April 2015. With over 15 years of experience in non-profit, private sector, hospital, and government roles, Mina is now turning her attention to making Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis stop. For life.

Mina is an experienced leader and change navigator, guiding non-profits from vision to strategy to results. Applying her passion and enthusiasm to the Crohn’s and colitis community, Mina is deeply engaged with the issues that matter most to her constituents – finding cures and improving lives for the nearly 250,000 Canadians affected by these chronic diseases.

Mina currently serves on the Boards of Seneca College, Research Canada and Pine River Institute and served on the Board of Women’s College Hospital (where she chaired the Governance and Nominating Committee). Mina is a member of the International Women’s Forum Canada (IWFC).

Mina has held a number of leadership roles, including President and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Chief Development Officer and Executive Committee member at Civic Action, and CEO of the Aga Khan Council for Canada. Earlier in her career, she held key roles at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 2016, Mina received the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award for her achievements and contributions to Canada.
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