Rokhaya Gueyere

2022 NexGen Builders Mentoring Champion Award | Mentor

A member of Carpenters, Local 27, Rokhaya is involved in union committees that address equity and inclusion within the union, she’s a peer mentor with TCBN's NexGen Mentoring Program, a mentor in the workplace, and active in union outreach to underrepresented jobseekers in communities impacted by Covid-19, job loss and poverty. 

She provides excellent support and guidance in addressing workplace or work/life challenges experienced by mentees. She provides clarity and 'tough love' when necessary. She builds the capacity and confidence of colleagues to address concerns through union, contractor, or community channels, and shares experiences and examples of problems and solutions regarding systemic and anti-Black racism within the industry. 

Nominee say,  

“She motivates and inspires me and makes me want to keep going despite the challenges”  

“She shares her expertise as a Carpenter in workshops for young black women and entrepreneurs in the province.”

“She is passionate about social change, women empowerment in construction, technology , community economic development and philanthropy.”

“She has called upon her professional networks in the construction field (Carpenter Unions Local 27, TCBN) to deliver workshops and I would like to emphasize that her professionalism, her kindness, and her great openness.” contributed greatly to the success of these workshops.”

Rokhaya is also an Ambassador for the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN,) a Member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Carpenters Union Local 27, and a Delegate to the Toronto & York Region Labour Council (TYR Labour Council) 

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