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Central Council


The Central Council is the governing body of the LMLIP. It is responsible for strategic planning and evaluation of the LMLIP, community involvement, advocating on immigrant issues on behalf of the community, advising on needs and gaps to funders and policymakers, leadership and succession for LMLIP Council members.

Central Council



Seated (L-R)
Huda Hussein, Gaston Mabaya, Ahmed Yahya Ali, Jill Tansley, Dev Sainani, Corinne Walsh

Standing Middle Row (L-R)
Mahin Ghasemiyani, Jo-Ann Hutchison, Fan Liu, Rose Aquino, Maria D’Souza, Phillipa Myers, Arthur D’ Souza, Saad Aldin

Standing Back  Row (L-R)
Mohamed Al-Adeimi, Sara Middleton, Pauline Andrew, Jennifer Hollis, Polina Shadman, Delmar Tobin

Missing from Photo

Barbara Milanovic, Nabila Sissaoui, Victoria Esses, Jean-Pierre Cantin

Central Council Composition


Jill Tansley, City of London
Dev R. Sainani


Middlesex County

Pauline Andrew

Sub-council Chairs
Jean-Pierre Cantin, LMLIP Education Sub-council
Jennifer Hollis, LMLIP Employment Sub-council
Corinne Walsh, LMLIP Health & Wellbeing Sub-council
Rose Aquino, LMLIP Inclusion & Civic Engagement Sub-council
Mohamed Al-Adeimi, LMLIP Settlement Sub-council

Members at Large

Saad Aldin, Arthur D'Souza, Gaston Mabaya, Mahin Ghasemiyani, Delmar Tobin, Fan Liu, Ahmed Yahya Ali, Adil Kalyal

Community Partners

Victoria Esses, Pathways to Prosperity
United Way Elgin Middlesex, Sara Middleton
Réseau de soutien à l'Immigration Francophone, Nabila Sissaoui


Ex-officio Members

Barbara Milanovic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Jo-Ann Hutchison, Regional Advisor, Regional and Corporate Services Division, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility


LMLIP Project Staff
Huda Hussein, Project Coordinator
Maria D'Souza, Project Assistant