Armin Safavi, Fundraising & Communications Coordinator

Armin Safavi is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto who majored in History and International Relations. He has worked in the non-profit refugee sector since 2019 in both program and fundraising roles. Armin supported Jumpstart Refugee Talent’s Welcome Talent Canada and Refugee Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) programs, and later in a business development role. He also interned at UNHCR Canada as a Mid-Level Philanthropy Intern in the PPH Department, as well as UNHCR’s Islamic Philanthropy Initiative. Armin coaches weekly classes of students in competitive debating and will be pursuing graduate studies in Modern Middle Eastern Studies in the fall.