George Okurapa

George Okurapa

Toronto Sector Skills Academy, Class of 2018, Economic Opportunities Program

Manager of Community and Labour Market, City of Toronto Employment and Social Services, Toronto, ON

George Okurapa was born in Uganda in East Africa. Attended University Education at Makerere University in Uganda where he graduated with a Degree in Sociology and Political Science. After graduating from University, he lived in Nairobi Kenya prior to relocating to Toronto Canada in 1989. He joined the City of Toronto as a Social Services Caseworker in 1991 and was promoted to Supervisor Direct Program and later promoted to Manager Community & Labor Market. He is. currently the Manager of Employer & Stakeholder Engagement with a lead responsibility in the Retail Sector. Outside the City of Toronto, he is an owner of a Retail Flooring Business in Toronto.

George Okurapa is a member of the Toronto Sector Skills Academy, Class of 2018, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

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