Announcing our next CEO, Mina Mawani

Dixon Hall is pleased to announce the appointment of Mina Mawani as our next Chief Executive Officer, effective May 2, 2022. Mina was unanimously chosen by our Board of Directors for her outstanding leadership in the nonprofit sector, as well as her passion for empowering communities and creating a city where everyone thrives.

Dixon Hall serves more than 10,000 people annually, impacting the lives of the most vulnerable and the most at-risk members of our community. We work with at-risk youth, seniors, adults with physical and health disabilities, people who need housing, individuals searching for employment, those with mental health issues, and newly immigrated individuals and their families.

Cameron Scrivens, Chair of the Board at Dixon Hall shared, “We are thrilled to appoint Mina in this new role as CEO. She is a visionary change navigator who has a proven track record of results. Her compassion and enthusiasm for helping others and ability to immerse herself in the community complement her extensive experience as a leader and trailblazer in the non-profit sector.

As an experienced CEO, Mina brings more than 15 years of leadership experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. With a strong background in governance, stakeholder relations and fundraising, she has led and guided several socially focussed organizations including serving as the President and CEO of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, The Canadian Women’s Foundation and as CEO of the Aga Khan Council for Canada. She is also adjunct Faculty at the Schulich School of Business.

Mina shared, "I feel blessed and honoured to be joining Dixon Hall.  As a refugee and immigrant to Canada, Dixon Hall’s mission deeply resonates with me. I look forward to working with the Board, staff, and all our stakeholders to create sustainable and resilient solutions to end poverty, social injustices, and isolation in Toronto. It is with great joy that I embark on this journey with all of you to continue the long-held tradition of serving the Dixon Hall community with care and compassion."

Mina has served on several nonprofit boards, including Women’s College Hospital, Seneca College and Pine River Institute. She is currently a member of the ICD GTA Chapter Executive and serves as an advisory member to the Immigrant Women’s National Network. In recognition of her remarkable achievements, involvement and contributions to communities across Canada, Mina was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019 by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). Mina has also received the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award and the ICCC Humanitarian of the Year Award. Mina was also selected as a Diversity 50 Member in 2018.

We are delighted to have Mina join the Dixon Hall team!


For further information, please contact:
Lauren Thiboutot, Communications Manager
T 416.863.0499 x 2062 I C 647.336.2447