Ayoub Cherkaoui is the executive director of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Armed Conflicts (CCVAC). Ayoub has more than ten years of experience working with refugees and survivors of armed conflicts. He holds a Master’s of Arts in Conflict Studies from Ottawa University.
Some of Ayoub’s main work includes, creating resettlement, community development, human rights and outreach projects for refugees and survivors of armed conflicts. Currently, as part of his role as the Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Armed Conflicts (CCVAC), Ayoub have been creating partnerships with international nonprofit organizations in USA, Turkey and the Middle-East, such as; NaTakallam, INSURYA, ACLED, Qatar Foundation International (QFI), as well creating collaborations and partnerships with Canadian organizations and government departments, such as; Algonquin College Victimology Research Centre, Human Rights Internet, Department of Heritage Canada, Department of Employment and Social Development, to leverage resources and respond to the emerging needs of refugees and victims of armed conflicts.
Ayoub is currently serving as the director of the Voices for the South Multicultural Festival, which is a multicultural music festival, funded by Department of Heritage Canada.