Amna Burki

Robyn Penner Thiessen Consulting

Senior Associate

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Amna Burki is dedicated to helping organizations and non-profits promote greater intercultural understanding and foster connections through oral storytelling. She explores topics related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), using the power of storytelling as a catalyst. With deep roots in Winnipeg, Canada since 2000, Amna is firmly entrenched in her local community, where she lives with her loving family. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Gender and Development Studies from the esteemed London School of Economics.

Amna has over two decades of diverse experience, both professionally and through her volunteer work. She has successfully facilitated, trained, and mentored newcomers, families, and service providers within the settlement and non-profit sector. Her applied storytelling workshops explore vital topics such as resilience, literacy, and cross-cultural understanding. Beyond her educational and professional endeavors, Amna is also a performance storyteller. She has performed both at local and international storytelling events and festivals.

Amna’s unwavering belief in the transformative power of storytelling underscores her commitment to uplifting those who are underrepresented, striving for acceptance, and seeking appreciation in society.