Meet Rekha. She is the Manager of the Family Services Department, including the Family Resource Network Hub, at CIWA.
Rekha joined CIWA as a Program Coordinator for Bridging the Gap for Foreign Trained Accountants program. She was drawn to CIWA after arriving in Calgary as she is passionate about women’s empowerment. She has now been working with CIWA for over 12 years.
Rekha finds immigrant women to be very humble, empathic and grounded, while being a powerhouse of strength, courage and resiliency at the same time. As an immigrant, she is very proud of her own cultural heritage, values and traditions. Rekha is a peace loving person who believes in servant leadership. She feels blessed to have a spiritual foundation based on the philosophy her guru Pramukh Swami Maharaj – “In the joy of others, lies our own. In the progress of others, rests our own. Know this to be the key to peace and happiness.”
Rekha moved to Canada to pursue a better quality of life and a brighter future for her kids. She speaks Hindi, English, Gujarati, and Punjabi. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, being in nature, listening to spiritual discourses and volunteering.
To learn more about the services we provide to support immigrant parents and families, click here.