Our Strategic Plan

Sojourn House’s Board of Directors undertook a strategic planning session in September 2015. It was through this strategic planning meeting that 5 outcome goals were identified. Through the years of 2016-2018 we will work towards implementing the following:

  • We will provide more housing and shelter to refugees.
  • We will meet emerging needs by providing responsive programs, with partners where appropriate.
  • We will increase and diversify our funding to better respond to emerging refugee needs.
  • We will effectively advocate for refugee rights.
  • We will strengthen our organizational capacity to achieve our goals.

Board of Directors

Members 2015/2016



Gloria Nafziger, President

Refugee and Migrant Coordinator, Amnesty International

Ibrahim Absiye

Executive Director, Culturelink

Sophia Weber

Director of Financial Planning, Humber River Hospital

Simone Jessica Roher


Rene Joergensen

Professional Fundraiser

Laura Mandelbaum

Business Planner, Toronto Community Housing

Monica Abdelkader

Program Manager, COSTI

Hue Nguyen

Litigation Associate at Blouin Dunn LLP.

Teonest Kabanda

Director of Finance and Administration, Black Creek Community Centre