Rahmah Omar has lived in Waterloo Region for over 25 years. Upon arriving in the region, she pitched in the neighbourhood and community to help fellow Somalis as an interpreter for school and medical appointments. Rahmah then volunteered with the YMCA, working with newcomers and helping them better access and know their surroundings.
This led to her finding work with different non-profit agencies in the region, such as the Community Information Centre of Waterloo and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region.
Rahmah has now been with the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre as a freelance interpreter/translator since 2008. She is also one of the founding members of the Coalition of Muslim Women of Kitchener-Waterloo. Rahmah’s passion to empower and advocate for women and children has now led her to be part of CMW’s TVFH team.