About The Team

The Eritrean Youth Collective, formerly known as the Eritrean Youth Coalition, first came together in support of a research project funded by University for Peace (UPEACE) to examine issues of conflict and peace with the Eritrean diaspora. After completing the research, it was apparent that a youth based initiative was much needed to provide an outlet for Eritrean youth in Toronto. As a result, EYC was established by youth for youth, so that we can safely discuss issues that were affecting us, and build a solution collectively. Meet our team! (Previous staff, current staff and board members listed below)

Current Staff

Henock Teklemariam

Nura Yunus









Previous Staff

Juwaher Yusuf

Winta Tesfai

Abel Asres







Mereb Hagos

Khaled Gheddai

Bana Tesfagiorgis











Board Members


(Top Left) Treasurer: Samuel Hadgu, Secretary:Solomon Negash, Vice-Chair: Helen Tewolde, Chair: Michael Tsada,  (Bottom Right) Yodit Tsegaye, Semhar Woldai, Bana Tesfagiorgis

(Top Left) Treasurer:Samuel Hadgu, Secretary:Solomon Negash, Vice-Chair:Helen Tewolde, Chair:Michael Tsada,
(Bottom Left) Yodit Tsegaye, Semhar Woldai, Bana Tesfagiorgis (Not pictured) Mesel Mengstab