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Adanna Phillip / Social Worker

Why I Work at CEE

Everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed and CEE gives Black youth that opportunity. CEE mitigates barriers, advocates and opens doors where traditional society has closed doors. Everyone deserves to have someone fight in their corner, CEE gets in the ring for Black youth. As someone who feels very strongly about the issues facing Blacks in our community, joining the CEE team was an absolute privilege.

What is your passion?

I am passionate about seeing people live up to their maximum potential. I feel like it’s a waste for individuals to live never having tapped into their true potential. Collaborating with others to see them live out their best lives, or just seeing people excel brings me joy.

Most important accomplishments

My own personal metamorphosis and transformation. I’m grateful for my personal growth, healing and new perspective on life.

Where can we find you when you’re not working?

Most of my time outside of work is spent at church or engaging in some related activity, having some quality alone time, at the gym or with family.

What is something that would be impossible for you to give up?

My faith


Work & Community

What are you known for professionally? What do you have a knack for?

Working from my heart and believing the best of the people I work with/for. I don’t easily give up hope, and if there is a chance for things to improve, then it’s worth my every effort.

My passion for social justice issues especially as they relate to the marginalization and disempowerment of Blacks and women.

What excites you the most about your work & the contribution you can make?

Capacity building and empowerment for Black youth. Being a part of an organization that is dedicated to mitigating barriers and giving Black youth a second chance and opportunities they have been otherwise denied is golden

What do you hope to achieve at CEE?

I hope to be a part of the metamorphosis in as many lives as possible.


Additional Information…


Where did you grow up?

[Commonwealth of] Dominica. It’s a beautiful Caribbean island. An eco-tourist’s dream


Hons BA in Psychology at York University.

Masters in Social Work at University of Toronto

Favourite Quote?

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jerimiah 29:11)