Kennishia Boahene

I Can Be | Hamilton, Ontario

Kennishia Boahene is a Ghanaian-Canadian young woman who was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She is a graduate of McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Peace Studies. She later completed her Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo with aspirations to pursue a career in restorative justice and dispute resolution. Her passions are rooted in youth advocacy, equity and diversity policy and community development. She is also the President and proud alumni of an organization called ACCPI which awards scholarships to African and Caribbean youth.

About the Project

I Can Be is designed as a youth offenders rehabilitation program. This initiative is dedicated to breaking the cycle of crime by providing resources to give former offenders an opportunity to successfully reintegrate into society. In addition to mental health counselling and assessment, this project also seeks to offer job training, educational resources and conflict resolution workshops to aid in the transition to a new chapter after prison.