(Confirmation, as Sabrina has been serving on the Board since December, 2021)
Sabrina is an experienced advocacy, policy and communications professional who has worked extensively with civil society and non-profit organizations both in the Canadian and international contexts. Sabrina is deeply committed to the promotion of gender equality and has incorporated this lens into her different areas of work. This work has included advocacy for gender equality through improved nutrition for women and girls, as well as around advocacy for participation and inclusion of women in democratic and political processes.
Sabrina most recently worked with Nutrition International pursuing advocacy both within Canada and beyond with organizations like the World Health Organization, the World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her role was to ensure nutrition remained a priority in the global health agenda through advocacy with both the Canadian government and international organizations. Much of this work was through joint facilitation and policy development with international coalitions and working groups including the International Coalition for Advocacy on Nutrition. She helped shape the policy work of Canada’s civil society working group for the Nutrition for Growth Summit (N4G) ultimately driving Canada's 2020 financial and policy commitments to nutrition n. Her work also included translating technical policy pieces into advocacy briefs, including developing case studies on iron folic supplementation for anaemia, and the role of multiple micronutrient supplements in pregnancy.
In her role as part of the executive team with the Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC), Sabrina has helped the organization implement the Gender-Based Analysis (GBA+) course as a requirement for all YDC delegates as part of their engagement with the organization. In 2018, Sabrina was the co-chair of the Youth 7 (Y7) Summit as part of Canada’s G7 Presidency. Sabrina’s role as co-chair involved developing a robust proposal of the summit for Global Affairs Canada and the Privy Council Office which included the integration of gender equality through both the normative policy work of the summit as well as through equal representation of attending international delegations.