Introducing The Team

The team members responsible for ensuring we coordinate, collaborate and build a social justice movement to leverage Transgender refuge’s agency and autonomy at a local, provincial, national and international level.

The team behind efforts to enhance the collective capacity to advocate for all LGBTIQ+ refugees and Persons of Colour rights and access basic services. We promote equal rights ,awareness , education, advocacy and access to culturally relevant support and services for transgender refugees. We value equity, integrity, humanity, social justice for all and most especially for the Trans community.

OUR TEAM


“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships ” Raricanow is lucky to have the most amazing reliable hard working team champions behind all the work done at the organization.

ADEBAYO KATIITI (FOUNDER/CEO)

Hey I’m Adebayo Katiiti ,(Ads, Adebs, Ade, Addy, Bayo), and I am a transgender athlete who came to Edmonton from Uganda.

I strive for change,equality and freedom”

Yahaya Lubowa
(CHAIR-OF BOARD )

Rohan Dave
(BOARD MEMBER)

Hello am Rohan (pronouns he/him or per/pers) trans masc gender south asian half unicorn,
half boi, with a love for Mars (the planet not the candy bar), community building, advocacy & qtpoc mental health.


Dorathy Santo
(BOARD MEMBER)
Hi there! My name is Dorathy and I am a trans non-binary Filipinx. Growing up in the Philippines and living in Edmonton since 2010 as a Permanent Resident, I feel that these experiences will guide me in contributing to RARICA Now! Currently, I am a Psychology and Human Geography student at the University of Alberta.

Alyssa Demers
(BOARD MEMBER/
 Treasure )

Hi folks! My name is Alyssa. I am a settler from Amiskwiciy-Waskahikan on Treaty 6 territory and honour the first peoples who have been here since time immemorial. I am a part of RARICA NOW! Because the 2SLGBTQ+ community does not have equality until we acknowledge intersectionality and attain justice for every single person, not just the most privileged.


Dixie Kaddu Suzie
(BOARD MEMBER)