MCIC Staff

  • Janice Hamilton

    Janice Hamilton

    Executive Director |

    Janice has worked at MCIC since 1988, in various capacities, and has been the Executive Director since 2000. She has a keen interest in public engagement and enjoys finding creative ways to get more people interested in international development and seeing the connections between global and local issues, with the ultimate goal of creating more global citizens. She has participated in a number of committees, both nationally and provincially, regarding public engagement. Her first international experience was as a Canadian Crossroads International volunteer in Kenya. She has also worked for the Canadian Red Cross, The Marquis Project and World Food Day Association. Janice considers it an honour to be able to work with such great colleagues on staff, board, with our member agencies and with so many others who are working to make this a more just world for all.

  • Jane Mychasiw

    Jane Mychasiw

    Office Coordinator |

    Jane is new to the non-profit sector, having recently moved from working for 20 years in hotels. Originally from Victoria, BC, she holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria. She has lived overseas in Dubai, UAE and London, UK and is looking forward to contributing to the MCIC office and members.

  • Keana Rellinger

    Keana Rellinger

    Public Engagement Specialist |

    Keana has been involved in international development personally and professionally for the past six years. Her passion for global issues led her to complete a bachelor of arts in global development studies and geography at Queen’s University. Inspired by her experiences, professors and peers, Keana is driven to generate sustainable change by understanding different perspectives and exploring the concepts of interdependence and degrowth.

    Keana’s experience in youth programming, public engagement and creative fields, such as art and photography, inspire her work at MCIC. She hopes her passion for human rights, sustainable development and alternative approaches will have a positive impact on the international community.

  • Grace Van Mil

    Public Engagement Specialist |

    Grace has a decade of experience working in international and community development, ranging from locally based community projects to international NGOs operating around the world. Whether within communities here in Canada or as part of development projects in East Africa, Grace’s passion for social justice has informed her life and work.

    A lifelong learner, Grace enjoys facilitating learning opportunities for others and exploring innovative ideas for development practice. She is a graduate of the International Development post-graduate program at The Business School at Humber College and looks forward to supporting MCIC members and engaging Manitobans as global citizens.

  • Abdal Qeshta

    Abdal Qeshta

    International Program Coordinator |

    Abdal holds a Bachelor degree in political science, and an MBA in Global Management from Paris ESLSCA Business School in Egypt. He has previous experience in international development focusing in business development, education, and humanitarian programs in the Middle East funded by USAID and European Union.

    Recently, he was working with the United Nations Association in Canada as a Regional Coordinator in Manitoba for the Canada Green Corps Program and with iDE Canada as a Fundraising Manager.

    Abdal considers it an honour to be able to work with great colleagues - staff, board, and with our member agencies; and being able to contribute to the great work of MCIC and our members.