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Rita Makubuya

Executive Director

Rita’s connection with Niagara Life Centre started at Grimsby Life Centre where she served as Director for 5 years. She then moved into the Executive Director role in St Catharines in September 2007.

During her fourteen years with NLC, Rita has instituted multiple programs aimed at giving people hope. Her responsibilities also include overall ministry direction, fundraising, managing donor relationships and community collaborations. She recruits and manages staff, and oversees board and volunteer relations.

Before joining NLC, Rita worked in management in various social service environments, including Adolescents Family Support Services and Family and Children’s Services, Niagara. Throughout her career, she has advocated for families and the vulnerable in the Niagara Region.

Rita is passionate about promoting NLC ministry work and speaks regularly at churches and NLC fundraising events. She is grateful that NLC has never wavered from its unique commitment to being Christ centred in its intent to giving broken people hope.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University, Uganda, Early Childhood Resource Teacher Diploma from Niagara College and a Certificate of Professional Management from Brock University.

Rita and husband, Patrick, live in St Catharines, Ontario, with their three children.