DIRECTOR OF BROTHERS REACHING OUT
Chinemerem Chigbo is a Nigerian-Canadian living in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is the director of the B.R.O (Bros Reaching Out) Men’s Mental Health Initiative. He is an incoming computer engineering student at the University of Waterloo, a 2018 SHAD Alum, and a Loran Provincial Scholar. He is pursuing his post-secondary education on a full-ride scholarship, as a recipient of the 2020 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership. Chinemerem is passionate about men’s mental health and has spearheaded several initiatives within his school and local community to provide his fellow “bros” with welcoming spaces to share their feelings and just be themselves – thereby breaking the stigma of what it means to be “manly,”. In his free time, Chinemerem serves as a freelance game developer, legislative page, violinist, and avid programmer.