Amani Hitimana is a doctoral candidate in Adult Education and Community Development at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). With more than 15 years in leadership roles, his research navigates the pathways and challenges to building inclusive workplace environments, including leadership, accessibility and workplace learning.   

Hitimana’s latest research explores Canada’s labour shortage in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of hiring persons with disabilities and bias in the hiring process, despite applicants’ qualifications.   

Hitimana’s work is guided by various volunteer efforts. In 2019, he was appointed as chair of the National Advisory Committee for Canada’s Volunteer Awards. He is also the director of the Board Of Directors at the Ontario Disability Employment Network. 



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More Researchers & Projects

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An eHealth Intervention for Promoting COVID-19 Knowledge and Protective Behaviors and Reducing Pandemic Distress Among Sexual and Gender Minorities: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
This study considers how SafeHandsSafeHearts, a university-community partnership driven to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for racialized LGBTQIA+ communities, will...
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Hiring Persons With Disabilities; Tim Hortons Franchise MEGLEEN: A Case Study 
The case study takes an evidence-based approach used to understand the hiring practices of Tim Hortons Franchisee Megleen Inc., and...
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Racialized People, Women, and Social Enterprises: Politicized Economic Solidarity in Toronto
The study examines the work of three anti-racist feminist leaders engaged in community development work who have no certainty of...