Christina Ranieri

Christina has a long history of involvement with the persons with disabilities community. She is a graduate of Algonquin College in the General Arts and Science program as well as the Crisis Management/Human psychology program. She has also obtained accreditation as a Social Service worker and Developmental Service Worker. She then continued her education at Carleton University, completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. At Algonquin College, Christina was on the Dean’s Honors list for Developmental Service Workers and at Carleton University she received awards including the John Teuscher award and Giovanni Caboto Scholarship award. Christina now sits as a member the board for Citizens with Disabilities (CWDO). She volunteers her time within the community and is involved with programs including the Make the Cut program, Slice, Walk N Roll fundraiser, All hands on Braille camp for kids and the Jewish Family Services as a program assistant as well as fundraising for her own program, Ability First Ottawa – otherwise known as AFO. She now sits as the CISDEP Executive Director with her recently incorporated non for profit.