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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