Mihami (pronounced just like the city) was born in France. Growing up in a multicultural household (French mother and Beninois-Vietnamese father), she learned at a very young age the importance of being open to and accepting cultural and social differences. She lived and worked through-out France and Spain before moving to Canada in 2010. Although she studied technical translation and intercultural communication in University in France, she discovered her passion for working in the non profit sector in Canada. Since she has arrived in Toronto she has volunteered for a number of community based projects including becoming a board member for the Sentinel Project in Kenya, a Mentor at the Woodgreen Community Centre, and a public speaker for Passages Canada.
In her previous role as HR Coordinator at Historica Canada, she learned to connect an individuals’s passion with work that contributes to the betterment of society. Feeling great about her work in Canada, she joined Engineers Without Borders to take her work to a global scale. Not only does she care deeply about connecting the right people to development projects in Africa, she’s pretty good at it too.
Thanks to these different experiences, Mihami has a successful work experience in Canada. Through this blog, speaking engagements and workshops, she now seeks to provide guidance to other new comers looking to integrate the Canadian work place as well.