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Meet Our Members!
Moffat Makuto

Coordinator of RMYC and MANWO Board Member

Moffat Makuto has worked with the Regional Multicultural Youth Council (RMYC) since it’s formation in 1985 as a legacy of the United Nations International Youth Year to link and provide a voice for young people across Northwestern Ontario. He went on to establish the Multicultural Youth Centre in Thunder Bay in 1990 to provide a safe space for children and youth to hang-out, have fun, support each other and access information, advice, resources and supports to help them make wise choices and responsible decisions. He has mobilized young people from different racial backgrounds and sexual orientation to respect each other and learn to get along.

Moffat also works with new immigrants and refugees to help them settle in the region, and initiated receptions and orientations for First Nations students moving from remote northern reserves to attend school in large diverse urban schools to ease transition into a new social environment. This resulted in the Multicultural Youth Centre being invited to set a sub-office in a First Nations high school in Thunder Bay and run an after-school program to enhance the wellness, safety, and graduation of the students. He trains young leaders using a youth-to-youth approach to engage their peers and use positive influence to make a difference. He believes in empowering youths to be part of the solution to the problems they face.

Heran Zhao

Co-President of RMYC

Born in China, Heran is a first-generation immigrant who now resides in Thunder Bay. She is the Co-President of Regional Multicultural Youth Council, and an active member of the community. She is passionate about fostering youth well-being and building a safer and stronger community for all.

Yamaan Alsumadi

Co-President of RMYC

Yamaan Alsumadi is a grade 12 high school student attending St.Ignatius. She moved from Jordan to Canada at a young age and since then has been working in various communities to combat and eliminate the problems her community members are facing. Yamaan has made it her focus to be a part of the dialogue that is shaping Canada’s future. Through the RMYC, she has been able to reach more of her community members and learn more from their cultures and experiences to reach the safe and welcoming community that is collectively desired by her community.

Aariana Roberts


Aarianna Roberts is a 12th grade student at St Patrick High School. She is the Co-Vice President of the youth council and she enjoys all of the opportunities she has been given. The reason she loves being involved in the youth concil is because she enjoys being part of the change that it brings to our community. She also greatly enjoys its diversity. 

Harasees Singh

Co-VP of Finance & Co-VP of Public Relations

Harasees Singh is a grade 12 IB student at Superior Collegiate and Vocational Institute. His two strongest social beliefs are that awareness fights ignorance, and education combats poverty. Through the RMYC, Harasees loves doing just that: spreading awareness about issues in the community, and promoting education for youth. He has been able to make a difference in the community by being with the RMYC, and hopes to continue to fight injustice and discrimination in the future.

Ben Fedoruk


Ben is a grade 12 student attending Superior. He is passionate about reconciliation and community improvement.

Amir-Ali Golrokhian-Sani

Co-VP of Finance & Co-VP of Public Relations

Amir-Ali Golrokhian-Sani is a grade 12 high school student attending Superior Collegiate & Vocational Institute. He has been very passionate about the fight against racism and discrimination from a very young age and has always jumped at an opportunity to spread awareness about different issues plaguing the community. With the help of the RMYC, he has been able to come into contact with many victims of an unfair system and has been able to help relay their plight to those who have the power to make a difference.

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Multicultural Youth Centre

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