July 8, 2021
The CultureLink Board of Directors is pleased to announce Raj Chakrawarti has been appointed Interim Executive Director of CultureLink following the departure of Naguib Gouda on July 16, 2021.
Raj has served CultureLink since 2009, most recently in the role of Finance Director. With more than two decades of professional experience in corporate finance, infrastructure financing, corporate advisory and IT, Raj’s transition to the settlement sector enabled him to follow his passion for helping newcomers enter and thrive in Canadian communities.
During his time at CultureLink, Raj has established himself as a respected and collaborative leader who has worked with a wide range of stakeholders, including funders from all levels of government. Raj will continue as Interim Executive Director until the permanent Executive Director position has been filled.
Applications for the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR position are welcomed until July 31, 2021.
Since 1988, CultureLink has been a settlement and community organization that develops and delivers services to meet the needs of diverse communities. CultureLink assists newcomers looking for employment, helps families navigate the school system, and provides youth with the skills necessary for bright and successful futures. Our 75 staff members and 500 volunteers speak more than 30 languages and serve more than 20,000 clients each year at no charge. CultureLink is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, the City of Toronto, the United Way Greater Toronto, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. CultureLink also receives contributions from corporations, institutions, foundations and individuals.