November 29th, 2023

EAPO Annual Virtual Conference Series, 2023

Inclusive Voices, Collective Power


SurvivorsatthecentrE: Moving from old ways of ‘doing’ social justice work, to new ways of ‘being’ in community with survivors.

Nneka will be showcasing WomenatthecentrE’s innovative survivor-led and survivor-centred peer-based model and transformative framework for engaging diverse survivors of gender-based violence in the work to eradicate GBV.

She will spotlight some of their groundbreaking research, programs and strategies for meaningfully integrating survivors in advocacy, activism and accountability.


Nneka MacGregor

Co-founder and Executive Director, Nneka MacGregor / WomenatthecentrE

Nneka MacGregor, LL.B. is co-founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Centre for Social Justice, better known as WomenatthecentrE, a unique non-profit created by and for women, trans and gender-diverse survivors of gender-based violence (GBV). As a Black intersectional, Transformative Justice practitioner and abolitionist feminist, Nneka is also a respected international speaker & trainer. She is an expert advisory panel member of the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability and sits on several advisory Boards and committees, including the Federal Advisory Council on the Federal Strategy Against GBV, and founded the Black Femicide Canada Council. Her research focuses on femicide, sexual violence, and the intersection of strangulation, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Inter-personal violence.

Nneka received the 2019 PINK Concussions Award and the 2020 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Social Justice Award. She is also founder and Managing Partner of Nneka & Co, a consulting firm of BIPOC activists that focuses on Stakeholder-Centric EDI© – a unique and comprehensive framework to engage organisations in equity, diversity & inclusion work. Her expertise is on nurturing women’s leadership in business at the intersection of gender, race, and ability. Nneka was a member of the Board of Directors of Moatfield Foundation of Bayview Glen School, where she served as Chair and Board President for six years. She supports other charitable and non-profit organisations with governance training and developing effective Board culture.