Zully Zambrano has demonstrated a passion for the community and social justice with more than 20 years of experience in this field, working in Canada with migrant workers, newcomers, families, youth, and seniors. Since 2008, Zully has been working for CCSYR as a Settlement Program Coordinator with a proven record of success in the empowerment of new Immigrants for sustainable accomplishments of integration and promoting intercultural competence. She is an experienced leader with a record of implementing programs within diverse communities, along with her consistent work experience with newcomers and community partners.
Her natural ability to communicate professionally, manage programs with a team-oriented focus, and offer high-quality service in program delivery, planning and training, has contributed immensely to CCSYR’s mission. Zully’s education in Business Administration, Community Services, and Immigration has provided her with expertise in administering, implementing policies and coordinating non-profit programs/services in the York Region. Being bilingual (English & Spanish) has accelerated her passion to speak and advocate for migrant workers and disadvantaged groups by participating in round tables at the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa. Starting in 2010 and for more than 8 years, she has had the opportunity to be part of the Community Link Committee at Metroland – York Region Newspaper, leading campaigns to educate Newmarket’s neighbourhood and collecting resources by encouraging participation of external stakeholders and donors for the benefit of the community.
Additionally organized food hampers and Christmas baskets for families in need for the Welcome Centre in partnership with the Salvation Army. Since 2008 and for several years, Zully worked as part of the Volunteer team for York Regional Police, contributing to the community planning for social events, and participating in the graffiti operation with PCs by educating the youth while creating art development and employment opportunities.
Back in 2004 until 2010, Zully had the opportunity to be part of the Volunteer Committee for the Archdioceses of Toronto with the Catholic Churches in Newmarket and Bradford providing social and spiritual support to more than 350 Migrant Workers at the farms in the Holland Marsh. She also aided in further settlement needs and adjustment for the workers. Before Zully moved to Canada with her family in 2000, she worked as a Social Services Manager, for a company of 400 employees, leading main services with external companies, while ensuring the best benefits for the company factory staff and. She maintained a good relationship with the Staff, Senior Management team, and Board of Directors while dealing with the union for the mutual benefit of the parties.