Thomas G. Flanagan Scholarship Recipient Jijo

Posted On Friday November 29, 2019

The former Ottawa Police Services Board established the Thomas G. Flanagan Scholarship as a means to assist racialized and Indigenous women who have expressed an interest in a policing career. The scholarship funds are derived from an endowment that was arranged upon the retirement in 1993 of the late Ottawa Chief of Police Thomas G. Flanagan in recognition of his accomplished policing career. Since 1993, this award has been presented annually to women to continue their post-secondary education in a law-related field. 

Jijo is a first generation Somali-Canadian, who arrived in Canada 9 years ago and is studying at Algonquin College.  She is also a first generation student in post secondary school. She has volunteered at the Somali Centre for Family Services and the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa. Jijo is interested in a career in policing because she truly believes she can make a difference, not only in her own community, but in the City of Ottawa. Congratulations Jijo!

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