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 2022



Jamil Karim, President

Director, Real Estate Investments, Canada Post Pension Plan

Michelle Bissada, Treasurer

Director of Change Management, CIBC Internal Audit

Ciro Muiruri

Executive Director, Pendo International Projects

Denise Parada

VP, Finance Transformation and Governance, Polaris

John Taht

SVP & Head of Core Platform, TD Group

Ben Kaak

Retired, Former CEO, Corporate Sector

Colette Snyder

Retired, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Neel Desai

 Senior Consultant, Marketing Technology, Deloitte