Rahima Mamdani joined United Way in 2005 and now holds the position of Vice President, People & Culture. Until 2011, she was Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development. Rahima began her career at Bell Canada 20 years ago and has since worked for Saville Systems, Rogers iMedia and Buy Buddy Inc. Rahima currently volunteers with the Inclusion and Equity Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Over her career she has provided HR consulting services for not-for-profit organizations such as Right To Play and Greenpeace Canada and volunteered with the Toronto Children’s Aid Society, the Aga Khan Development Network, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Toronto Public Library and HR Council for the Voluntary/Non-Profit Sector. Rahima holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology and a Masters of Library Sciences from the University of Toronto. She has been awarded the designation of Certified Human Resources Executive by the Human Resources Professionals Association.
Employees in the not-for-profit sector spend their careers working on behalf of others. With the Common Good Retirement Initiative, we have an opportunity to support them by filling an important need for a high quality, portable retirement plan. This innovative solution supports savings for sector employees at all income levels whether they currently have a retirement plan at work or not – and the plan has a legal duty to act in the best interests of its members. I believe this is an excellent model with the potential to make a real difference in the financial security of so many dedicated workers.