Active in the Saskatoon Branch of Amnesty International for a number of years, Rafoss decided to run for the board to make a contribution at the national level, and was elected at the annual general meeting held last weekend in Halifax, N.S.
Comprised of 10 elected members from across Canada, the work of the board ranges from setting policies to approving the operational plans and the budget for Amnesty International Canada's work each year and ensuring that international decisions are implemented at the national level.
Rafoss has experience working in the human rights sector, serving as the chief investigating officer for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission for more than 25 years before retiring in 2012. He also has extensive international experience, working with human rights groups in Kenya, Tanzania, Mongolia and the Cayman Islands.
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