Toronto Centre

Annamie is a social entrepreneur and public policy advocate dedicated to advancing a sustainable and inclusive future for Canadians. She is the founder and former Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Political Leadership (CCPL), a non-profit that advocated for and trained women, LGBTQ+, Indigenous and racialised peoples to run for elected office and public leadership positions and is proud that CCPL trainees are now serving their communities in elected roles. She also co-founded and co-directed the Barcelona International Public Policy Hub (BIPP HUB), an innovation hub that supports international NGOs working on global challenges. 

Annamie has more than 15 years of experience in international affairs and external relations, including as the Brussels/EU Director for Crisis Action, a leading conflict prevention NGO; an Advisor in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court; and as a Political Officer in Canada’s Mission to the European Union where she was responsible for the human rights, development, and conflict prevention portfolios. 

Annamie serves on the Board and advises a number of non-governmental organisations, including Climate Infrastructure Partnership (CLIP), Higher Education Alliance for Refugees (HEAR), Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) and Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC). She has been a member of the Steering Committee for Equal Voice Canada and has published articles, policy papers and opinion pieces on social inclusion and representation in Canadian politics.
 
Annamie is an inaugural Action Canada Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow for social entrepreneurship alumni and a recipient of the Black Business and Professional Association Harry Jerome Award. She is a Barrister and Solicitor (Law Society of Ontario) and holds a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa. Born and raised in Toronto, she speaks English, French, Catalan and Spanish. 

Annamie Paul https://www.linkedin.com/in/annamie-paul-toronto/