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Matson Kitamisi

Coordinator, Transformation

London, Ontario

About Matson Kitamisi

Matson (he/him) is a productive disruptor who has catalyzed and founded a lot of initiatives, a rising sophomore at Huron at Western University who aspires to challenge the status quo by addressing inequality, poverty, and war. Matson is the co-founder of TWEENS- Together We Educationally Empower Non-privileged Students (TWEENS – Education Matters (edmattersafrica.org) – a not-for-profit organization that aims at reducing early marriages, teen pregnancies, substance abuse, and help youths discover their full potential through education. This summer, Matson is working as a Transformation Coordinator at CFC with responsibilities in research, support program management, mapping, tracking resources related to transformation and advocacy work in the strategic line. Among his biggest achievements in this role so far is that he has voiced for youth engagement in infrastructure decision making process at the roundtable with infrastructure Canada, and co-authored a paper on the first ever National Infrastructure Assessment Canada that engaged about 35 members from different parts of the country. Matson describes his time at CFC as remarkable. He says: “Something I enjoy about this role is that it gives me a unique space that allows me to grow and learn, from one of the great leaders in Canada, in a challenging environment, not only as an intern but also as a youth fellow and co-worker whose ideas are appreciated and valued”.