Angela Achoba-Omajali

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Excellence in Leadership and Advocacy Award Recipient Profile: Adigo Angela Achoba-Omajali

Angela holds a Master of Nursing from Thompson Rivers University. She works for the Mental Health and Substance Use Service in Kamloops and was nominated by her colleagues for this award.

Angela helped co-found the Coalition of African, Caribbean and Black Nurses in BC (CACBN), a grass roots and nurse-led organization that has put out a declaration against anti-Black racism with the Canadian Nurses Association. She is also a member of the anti-racism working group with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).

In her activism with BCNU, she has worked as a steward-at-large in the Thompson North Okanagan region. Currently, she is a Professional Responsibility Advocate, and acts as regional representative for the union’s Mosaic of Colour equity-seeking caucus group. Of the group’s work, Angela says, “The work comes with its unique challenges, but it must be done in order to entrench justice within the health-care system.”

Angela is known for her personal mantra: “Whatever you choose to do, make sure you do it with kindness. It is important to remember that no one is born resilient, hence our response to stress, such as in a pandemic, would be different. Now more than ever, kindness has proven to be a contributor to ongoing resilience amidst a pandemic.”

One of Angela’s nominators stated that Angela “…exemplifies what it means to be a role model.”

Congratulations Angela!

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UPDATED: February 29, 2024

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