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Illuminée Kanazayire, SSW

Senior Research Associate and Trainings Specialist

lluminée Kanazayire is a community worker and facilitator with decades of experience working with the survivors of war, genocide, and other forms of communal trauma. She has significant expertise in the areas of community healing, peacebuilding, reconciliation, and intercultural communication. For over a decade, she worked as a workshop facilitator for World Vision Rwanda, helping teachers, healthcare professionals, administrators, and faith leaders to heal the open wounds of conflict through education, dialogue, and community consultation. 

Illuminée brings to Archipel an expertise in harnessing community potential and grassroots expertise in order to approach complex social problems. She has also worked in Rwanda with children as an outreach nutritionist, and with newcomers to Canada at the Maison Marie-Louise in Ottawa. She has a diploma in Social Services from La Cité Collegiale, and a Diploma in Social Sciences from Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.  She is fluent in French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili, and English.