Fundraising and Resource Development, 2006
Founder and Executive Director, Refugee Women’s Network
Zein Dhanidina has dedicated more than three decades to improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized populations. She immigrated to Canada from Tanzania at the age of six and through her work has grown to recognize the challenges her mother would have experienced as an immigrant to Canada in those very early days. Through her work as a leader and fundraiser in the non-profit sector, as founder of the Refugee Women’s Network, and through her volunteer efforts, she has helped break the cycle of poverty for countless families, and empowered refugee women and children to achieve their full potential.
The Premier’s Awards honour the important social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. The awards were launched in 1992 and are administered by Colleges Ontario.
Presented annually, the Premier’s Awards recognize graduates in the following seven categories – Apprenticeship, Business, Community Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Sciences, Recent Graduate, and Technology.