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IJM Canada Announces New Leadership

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IJM Canada Announces New Leadership

Anu George Canjanathoppil is IJM Canada’s incoming Executive Director.

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Incoming Executive Director Anu George Canjanathoppil

The Board of Directors of International Justice Mission Canada is excited to announce Anu George Canjanathoppil as the organization’s incoming Executive Director. Anu will assume her new position in Fall 2019.

After an international search, Anu was identified unanimously by the Board of Directors as the next leader of IJM Canada,” says Chairman of the Board, James Peters. “Her vast, international, front-line experience along with her passion for seeking justice on behalf of the world’s poor and vulnerable makes hers a voice that will advance the Canadian conversation about ending violence and slavery in our lifetime.”

Having witnessed, identified and rescued thousands of individuals trapped in violence and slavery, I can confidently state that Canada has a crucial role to play in ending these forms of injustice,” says Anu. “I’m excited to lead this organization and invite Canadians from coast to coast to coast into this very urgent and important fight to end slavery in our lifetime.

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Anu and Survivors Of Forced Labour Slavery IJM 2016

Anu has 9 years of leadership experience with International Justice Mission. In Delhi, India she served as the Director of Operations and the Director of National Interventions, and in Chennai, India she served as the Director of Legal.

During her time with IJM, she worked extensively to impact the justice system by collaborating with state and local governments in India. Anu oversaw the training of more than 17,000 police, government officials, and NGOs, among others, on the rescue and rehabilitation of individuals trapped in slavery and bringing criminals to justice. As a result of Anu’s leadership, 7,500 individuals have been rescued from forced labour slavery. Through the use of innovative and dynamic methods like participatory training, street theatre and drama, Anu also successfully engaged in impacting the different sections of society that can actively bring about change.

Outside of IJM, Anu has served as the Head of the University of Aberdeen School of Law (Indian Campus) and has taught law and management at the Indian School of Business and Economics, Bangalore Management Academy, Edith Cowan University, Staffordshire University and UTCI Malaysia.

A lawyer by profession, Anu holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Edith Cowan University and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University. In 2010-2011, she served as a Sauvé Scholar with the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation in Montreal, Quebec.

Anu and her husband, Sachin, recently relocated from Delhi, India and live in London, Ontario.

Until Anu assumes her role in Fall 2019, Kevin Dixon will serve as Acting Executive Director.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

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