Nora Elmi identifies as a Somali-Canadian Muslim woman. She is an active community member, committed volunteer, leader, and mental health advocate in the local Ottawa community. She has over a decade of experience in asset-based community development. She is very passionate about working with and empowering youth. She specifically enjoys providing therapy to Somali youth and families. Nora currently holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Carleton University.
In the last decade, Nora has worked for numerous non-profits organizations and focused on fostering healthy and resilient families. She has had the privilege to work in both frontline and leadership capacities, to serve and advocate for individuals, groups, and families both in Ottawa and Toronto. Her practice is grounded by anti-racist, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and strength-based approaches. She is a part of the Rajo Project as a Mental Health Clinician. Client-centered therapy is also a focal aspect of her practice because she believes that we are experts in our own lives.