Rosshane Vignarajah is a Tamil-Canadian passionate about public service innovation for the better – meaning, doing government differently through open and inclusive policy and program design, particularly for people and communities placed in at-risk situations. She has held several roles in the Ontario Public Service working on projects involving community and stakeholder relations and large-scale change. She is currently the manager of the Community Reintegration Strategy at the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General.
Rosshane’s interests and experiences lie in community-building and civic engagement, as she enjoys providing her time and strategic advice to equity-focused initiatives in the community. Rosshane is the former Chair, and now Vice-Chair, Strategy of Tamils in Public Service (TiPS), where she explores the intersections of community-building and public service. She is also leading and supporting the Tamil Youth Fellowship with the City of Toronto and the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, supporting community partnerships work with Vision Brampton, and is an advisory member for the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Canada’s Equity Committee.
Rosshane holds a Masters in Public Administration from Queen’s University, and an Arts and Business Undergraduate degree from University of Waterloo. Other things she enjoys discussing: creating pathways for young women to become leaders, tips and tricks for public speaking and facilitation, and ways to create good organizational and team culture.