Afolake Awoyiga

Afolake Awoyide

Afolake lives in Hammonds Plains and is a clinical social worker with experience in community development and working with women and marginalized populations. She currently works at the IWK Health Centre and she is a part-time sessional instructor at the Dalhousie School of Social Work. Afolake is a co-founder of Generation 1 Leadership Initiative (G1LI).

I became a member of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women to advocate for the social and economic advancement of all Nova Scotian women.

I hope to provide insights into the intersecting realities of Black and immigrant women.

All issues that affect women are important; however, I am most interested in working with other council members on issues related to women's health, violence against women, childcare, housing, and strengthening women's economic security.



Council Members                                               

Abshiro Abdille    

Afolake Awoyiga

Karen Bernard 

Nadine Bernard                             

Eileen Bruleigh                             

Sarah Fraser

Sara Greenblatt

Victoria Hanebury Fraser

Dianne Looker

Collette Robert                                 

Maura Ryan  (President)                                     

Cheryl Stewart-Walsh