Adigo Angela Achoba-Omajali

Council Co-chair

Adigo Angela Achoba-Omajali

Adigo Angela Achoba-Omajali, hails from the Ibaji tribe in Kogi state of central Nigeria; this situates Adigo as a Nigerian-Canadian. Adigo earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing degrees from Thompson Rivers University, situated on the traditional lands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc within Secwépemc'ulucw.

Adigo has been working as a Registered Nurse for 11 years, largely in Mental Health and Substance Use with Interior Health Authority (IHA). She is presently in the position of Clinical Practice Educator with IHA under tertiary mental health. As part of the BC Nurses union, Adigo holds the position of Mosaic of Color Regional Caucus Representative and an executive position of Professional Responsibility Advocate.

Besides serving as member and co-chair of the CNA anti-Racism council, Adigo is involved in ongoing work where she serves as a member of the anti-racism working group to advise the Canadian Associations of Schools of Nursing (CASN). Adigo believes that this is a critical area as our nursing students, the future of nursing, deserve to experience nursing institutions that teach nursing care that is rooted in equitable service delivery, while ensuring that the learning environment is inclusive.

Adigo is one of the Co-founders of the Coalition of African, Caribbean and Black Nurses in BC (CACBN). The coalition has been very vocal about the need for equity within the healthcare system by raising awareness on the challenges, barriers and health needs of African, Caribbean and Black people living in the province. CACBN is an organization member of the Pan-Canadian Association of Nurses of African Descent (PCANAD), which represents organizations (of Nurses of African descent) from each province within Canada. Adigo serves as the inaugural treasurer and planning committee member with this national association; the first of its kind.

In her spare time, Adigo likes to travel, network and spend time with family. Adigo is committed to fostering a culture of care, respect, integrity and trust; and deploys these values in pursuit of social equity, peace and inclusive human development.