The Association of Bhutanese in Canada current board of directors working team
Executive Director: Chuda Muni Bajgai
My name is Chuda Bajgai. I was born in 1987 in Dagana, Bhutan. At a tender age of 4, I was exiled from Bhutan and forced to become a refugee. I spent several years in Goldhap, a refugee Camp in Eastern Nepal. While in refugee Camp, I participated in many social awareness programs and always advocated for vulnerable and underprivileged populations. I have volunteered in different capacities, as a member and coordinator of Children forum, Member and Coordinator for Social Volunteer Against Aids, Member of Camp Management Committee, to name a few. I loved participating in school based co-curricular activities. Debates, extempore speeches, and anchoring programs were some of my favorites– days that are still afresh in my mind. After Graduating High School, I attended Damak Multiple Campus for my Intermediate Schooling while teaching in a local private School. I graduated with BA and continued my teaching career and served as Vice principal at a high school in Bhadrapur, Jhapa, Nepal.
I immigrated to Canada under the Refugee Assisted Program and landed in Ottawa to reunite with my family. From the early days of my life in Canada, I started volunteering and assisting newcomer families with language interpretation and life skills training. I volunteered and worked with Catholic Immigrant Centre in Ottawa while attending Adult High School. Some of my volunteer contributions include Language Interpretations, assistance with medical appointments, parenting classes for newcomer parents, assistance with school registration, and youth leadership initiatives. In my early days of settlement, I was undergoing cultural shock adjusting to the new life in Canada; However, that did not stop me from acquiring the professional license for language interpretation.
I am a proud small business owner and very passionate real estate investor. Currently I am employed at Everest Realty Brokerage as an Assistant Marketing Manager.
Community development and community integration has always been my prime goal. Some of my leadership roles as a community leader include: founding member of CABTAS – Canadian Bhutanese Association of Ottawa; former Vice president of BCA – Bhutanese Canadian Association Edmonton; former President of GBC – Guelph Bhutanese Community; Country Head for Refugee Advocacy Coalition; and Country coordinator for Global Bhutanese Campaign Coordination Committee.
I have several employment experiences pertaining to leadership skills such as Program Supervisor for Catholic Social Services of Edmonton — one of the biggest non-for-profit organizations in North America; Christian Horizon; and Community Living. My employment experience and other leadership roles have equipped me with the essential leadership skills that are required to lead our organization, ABC – “Association of Bhutanese In Canada” as an Interim Executive Director and a founding member. I hope to serve the interest of our community members and I genuinely believe that ABC will be a representative platform for all our community members.
General secretary: Dhaka Tiwari
My name is Dhaka Tiwari. I am a founding member and general secretary of the Association of Bhutanese in Canada. I am currently working as an independent Sales Representative at the Everest Realty Brokerage. I have been serving Newcomers and Bhutanese communities in last 10 years at vary capacity in local, regional, and national levels.
To start with, my work experiences involves in varies roles. For instance, my recent job experience was at the South London Neighborhood Resource Centre (SLNRC); where I coordinated support to newcomers to improve their opportunities to become independent citizens and achieved the best settlement goals by meeting their needs in the City of London.
In addition to, I worked as a former Health Service Facilitator at Regina Open Door Society (RODS) at Regina. As well as, a former research assistant at the University of Saskatchewan with the faculty of Nursing. A regional settlement case management representative at YMCA of Greater Toronto. Besides, I worked as a regional coordinator with the National Newcomer Navigation Network – N4.
A brief educational background: I attained Bachelor Degree in English from TU. Furthermore, I studied public Health Administration and Policy at the University of Regina. Then, I pursued my undergraduate in Health Science from the University of Regina. In addition, I obtained a Real Estate license from the Humber College Toronto. I am looking forward for sharing common platform to unite our Bhutanese communities in Canada with a bridge of Association of Bhutanese in Canada. Please join!!!
Treasurer : Narayan Dahal
My name is Narayan Dahal. I have been working as a Property Administrator since 2014. Currently I am working with Greenwin Corp as a Property Manager. I am also working as Vice President (Acting President) of Bhutanese Canadian Association of Waterloo Region.
I was born in Daga Bhutan. I have attended Holland College, PE. Graduated and professional in property (Residential & Commercial) management.Worked as interpreter at Association of Newcomers to Canada (ANCC), PE. Volunteered at Scarborough Center for Healthy Community and Frontier College, Toronto. Actively and continuously serving my community since 2012
I like to face challenges, help community, travel, and connect out community towards progress and prosperity
Adviser: Mani Kuikel
Regional Coordinator: Bhanu Dhungana
Media and Admin: Chabi Dhakal
Media and Admin ; Krishna Baral
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