Yumi joined the federal public service in 2016, where she strives to make public policy more relevant for the diverse people and communities it serves. She has worked on social, economic, and humanitarian policy, and currently serves as Senior Strategist on the Deputy Minister’s Task Force on Anti-Racism at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Yumi came to this work after an accomplished career in the nonprofit sector, where she has developed expertise in equity, inclusion, and diversity. She was a key leader in the development of the Equity and Inclusion Lens for the City of Ottawa, a nationally recognized guide on how to integrate inclusive thinking into municipal public service. She’s led Equity Ottawa, a cross-sectoral initiative to help local institutions become more welcoming for newcomers, and promoted gender and cultural diversity within Ottawa’s banking sector. Today she continues to advance equity in the city as the Director of the Board and the Vice-Chair of the Grants Committee at the Ottawa Community Foundation.