WHO ARE YOU?

NAME: Ibrahim Absiye

BIRTHPLACE: Somalia

WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Toronto

CAREER: Economist/Finance, Executive Director of CultureLink Settlement & Community Services

 

WHAT ARE YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS?

My greatest achievement is raising 7 successful children with my wife.

 

WHAT BRINGS YOU THE GREATEST JOY OR SATISFACTION?

Working with people brings me the most joy and satisfaction.

 

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

My family inspires me.

 

IF YOU COULD POSSESS ONE SUPER-HUMAN POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

If I could have one super-human power, it would be to eliminate all prejudice.

 

WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?

To me, the word community means people.

 

WHAT IS ONE THING THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE WOULD KNOW ABOUT YOU?

Something that a lot of people would not know about me, is that I am the father of 7 wonderful children.

 

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?

The best advice I have ever been given is to “be yourself under all circumstances.”

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME?

My favourite movies are the James Bond series.

 

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

Success makes me laugh.

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE VACATION SPOT?

The beautiful Niagara Falls is my favorite vacation spot.

 

IF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WERE LISTENING, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM?

If the whole community were listening, I would tell them to come together, stay together and work together.