November 13, 2023

Amref Health Africa in Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Navin Singh as our new Executive Director, effective November 13, 2023. Bringing over two decades of strategic leadership and fundraising experience within the Canadian charitable sector, Navin is ideally positioned to advance our mission, grow our profile in Canada and drive impact.

Amref Canada’s Board chair, Dr. Ryan Wiley, welcomed Navin’s appointment: “The Board is delighted to welcome Navin as Amref Canada’s Executive Director after an extensive search process. His appointment marks an exciting new chapter for us as we celebrate Amref’s fiftieth year in Canada and build the foundation for our exciting future. His wealth of experience and visionary leadership will help us realize our full potential as an organization committed to achieving lasting health change across Africa.”

Reacting to his appointment, Navin stated: “I am honoured to be joining Amref Canada as it sets its sights on the future. I look forward to contributing to Amref’s great legacy and to delivering meaningful impact for our partners, for our generous funders and donors, and, most of all, for the communities we serve across Africa.”

The Board also extends our deepest gratitude to Sharon Broughton for her exceptional leadership and service as Interim Executive Director since June 2023. Sharon has had an outsized impact during her brief tenure, and we are pleased she will continue to provide support as an Executive Advisor during this transition period.

Navin’s appointment signifies Amref Health Africa in Canada’s ambitious future. Please join us in warmly welcoming Navin to the Amref team!

About Navin Singh

Twenty-five years of progressive leadership and marketing experience in the charitable sector have given Navin the ability to manage a range of strategic issues, build effective teams, and deliver mission impact. This extensive involvement within the charitable sector reflects his commitment to driving measurable change in situations that limit the ability of individuals and communities to thrive and realize their fullest potential.

Navin spent eight years at World Vision Canada, where he developed a strong background in relief, development, and advocacy, supporting the world’s most vulnerable children. As a marketing and fundraising professional, he has gained significant experience in a broad array of revenue-generation tactics across brand, product, and philanthropic campaigns. These campaigns involved a combination of integrated digital and traditional media channels and relationship management. Additionally, he oversaw the strategic marketing and communication functions at a regional health centre, which provided specialized care in areas such as cardiac and stroke treatment, cancer care, pediatric health, rehabilitation, and gerontology.

Throughout his career, Navin has cultivated a reputation among his peers as an empowering, collaborative, and strategic business partner who consistently elevates the performance of those around him.

Navin has served on the Board of Directors at Scott Mission in Toronto and is currently a member of the Risk Management, Audit, and Finance Committee of Imagine Canada. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Laurier University, a Master of Theological Studies from McMaster University, and a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from McMaster University. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

About Amref Health Africa in Canada:

Amref Health Africa is Africa’s leading health Non-profit organization. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, we partner with communities in over 35 countries to sustainably strengthen health systems and improve access to life-saving care.

We know that lasting health change is only possible when it is community led.

Our Canadian office supports the work by advocating for and engaging Canadians on Africa and African health issues through its partnership development, program management and fundraising initiatives. For 50 years, Amref Health Africa in Canada has been empowering communities across Africa to achieve better health outcomes.

Thanks to our Canadian partners and supporters, Amref Health Africa’s programs support millions of people across Africa who are driving change in their communities every year.

In 2022, over 31.5 million people were reached directly across sub-Saharan Africa with programs covering health advice, care and access to water and sanitation. Over 110,000 trainings were delivered to +70,000 health workers and supported the vaccination of 15.9 million people against COVID-19.

Our impact is only possible through the support of people supporting people.

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