THE AUTHOR

Jane Karago-Odongo was born in Kenya. She immigrated to Canada in November 2000. She has worked for more than ten years supporting new immigrants settle and integrate in Canada. She has vast experience in community development, advocacy and for immigrants. Jane has successfully fundraised for community projects which support the integration of newcomers to Canada through addressing the social determinants of health.

Jane is best known as “the-community-go-to-person” for people looking for information and access to all kinds of resources whether in Canada or in countries of origin for immigrants. People have said that Jane is “in her element” when speaking to people in the community about realizing amazing success in their new country.

Jane has directed and produced a video which depicts scenarios of health promotion for immigrants. Jane is an entrepreneur and Financial adviser. She is a Facilitator, Public Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Community Developer, Counsellor, Researcher and Public Educator.

Jane holds a Master’s degree in Immigration and Settlement Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Independent Studies and Women Studies. She has three daughters who are pursuing university education.