Influenced by her family’s history in Uganda and India, Angie Osachoff began volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross at the age of 12 in Ottawa, where she spent many years. She graduated from Queen’s University with two degrees, a major in political studies and an honours medal in development studies and political studies.
After university, she moved to New York to work as an advisor to the Ambassador of the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies delegation to the United Nations. She also served in various capacities, including as a member of the Executive Committee and Sectoral Commission on Education with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO for eight years.
Angie is currently the senior regional program manager in B.C. for Equitas, the International Centre for Human Rights Education. She is also vice-chair of the International Institute for Child Rights and Development, a member of the Global Centre for Pluralism working group on education, and a member of the Child Rights Academic Network.
Her areas of focus are children’s rights and their authentic leadership in community and decision-making processes.
Angie is the recipient of the Canadian Red Cross Prix d’Excellence and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award.