Nicole Watson obtained her MA in 2010. Upon the completion of her degree she worked with the City of Toronto Employment & Social Services Division before accepting a position as Community Development Officer with the East Downtown Toronto Local Immigration Partnership (EDTLIP). In her current role wit the EDTLIP Nicole is responsible for the development and implementation of sustainable local and regional solutions for the successful integration of newcomers to Toronto. Nicole coordinates a regional partnership of 60 agencies serving newcomers in the downtown Toronto area, liaising with a broad range of local stakeholders including: the City of Toronto, community organizations, settlement agencies, language training providers, educational institutions, grassroots organizations, police and hospitals. She regularly facilitates meetings, presentations, community consultations and organizes local initiatives aimed at addressing systemic oppression. As an extension of her position, Nicole serves on a number of local councils including: the Downtown East Community Development Collective, the Regent Park Social Development Stakeholders Table, the Community Crisis Response Network, the School of Community Action Alliance of Regent Park and the Regent Park Employment and Enterprise Committee. Nicole is also a member of the Fundraising Committee at Sistering (a non-profit agency serving homeless, marginalized and low-income women in Toronto) where she helps to coordinate annual fundraising initiatives and ensures that annual fundraising goals are met.
Nicole can be reached at <Watson.firstname.lastname@example.org>
*Revised January 13, 2012