Aug 12, 2021 | News & Updates

Meet Josslyn!

Josslyn Gabriel recently accepted the role of Collective Impact for Inclusive Youth Employment (CIIYE) Coordinator at the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI).

Josslyn locates herself closely to the work she does with young people through her lived experience, work history and academic background. Josslyn has an unwavering passion for social change and believes in the power of individual and collective voices coupled with action—being critical to systemic change. Josslyn looks forward to her relocation from Toronto, Ontario to Antigonish, and exploring Nova Scotia’s rich Indigenous and Black history along with the work of the CEI.

As the Collective Impact for Inclusive Youth Employment Coordinator, Josslyn will co-lead the CIIYE Initiative with CEI staff and is responsible for emerging learning outcomes and project milestones. The CIIYE aims to support meaningful employment for young people in Nova Scotia who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Canadian, racially visible persons, and/or Nova Scotians on Employment Support or Income Assistance, and/or persons with different abilities or exceptionalities.

This opportunity will support Josslyn’s passion for social change through program development and her invested practice of using inquiry and lived experience to inform best practices and systems change.

The foundation of meaningful employment is good relationships, the foundation of a good relationship is trust. CEI’s investment in community relationships creates a space that allows trust to grow and collaboration to take place.  I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the CEI team and for the opportunity to continue my learning journey in Nova Scotia.”

Josslyn Gabriel

Collective Impact for Inclusive Youth Employment (CIIYE) Coordinator, Centre for Employment Innovation