Creative Connect is a professional development project for early career artists seeking capacity building and career opportunities within creative industries. Through the development of art-based mentorship opportunities, apprenticeships, job shadowing, income generation and internships in creative fields we provide a diverse range of professional development opportunities with professional workplace experiences and mentorships from workplace professionals in the creative fields.Role: Project Coordinator; Helped to implement the Business of Art program, Creative Connect Conerence, Lunch N Learn Series, Coffee Connect, and Seed Funding (Stream 2)
About I Say This As a Gift: So much of queer history is oral history, stories you happen to hear when you meet someone who has accomplished and seen magical things. Hearing Desh Pardesh Artistic Director Punam Khosla talk powerfully about how Shyam Selvadurai got his first book deal at the iconic Desh Pardesh queer arts festival in the 90s; Former Buddies Artistic Director Sarah Stanley reminiscing with a smile about the original run of Strange Sisters and the moments in the back alley behind the theatre; Coman Poon sharing stories about what Buddies was like when it was housed on George St. These are moments are gifts that we want you to receive.
Role: Production Manager; Coordinating artists, speakers, and budget management
Leaving Evidence is a community archiving project where Queer, Trans, 2 Spirit & Kaleidoscope community members are documented through a variety of mediums sharing their contributions, hopes and fears for our intersecting communities.
Role: Project Coordinator; Planning, executing, and monitoring workshop series, support with project budget, and review of final report
About Willing N Abel: We deliver quality carpet & upholstery cleaning, floor strip & wax, general maintenance, house keeping, natural stone restoration, tile & grout deep clean & restoration along side other needed services.
Role: Project Manager under Graphic Designer, Trian Alexander; Maintain accountability regarding deliverables and schedules, review project status, suport change orders
Caribbean Carnival Kick-off:ArtworksTO, TPS, in partnership with community members and different organizations, have been participating in this event since 1991. This participation includes a float in the Caribbean Carnival Toronto Parade. Celebrations will also take place at local divisions, as well as a kick-off event at headquarters. Thekick-off event is a key part of TPS's community and youth engagement and by working with youth to create these items, TPS communicates more effectively with youth and MVP youth.
Role: Project Manager under Mez Creatives; coordinate poster deliverables, manage timelines, and relationship building between stakeholders
PMI Toronto & Humber College Community Partnership
Managed the project of launching a student group called the PMI Humber Community, as a partnership between the Project Management Institute, Toronto Chapter with the Humber College Project Management Post Graduate Program. Initiated and implemented the guiding operational framework that future successions of students will utilize to lead the student group.
Role: Project Team Member
Every time I've zigged or zagged in my career, I've always ended up in events planning and events management. I love gathering groups of people together to create a unique experience for the end-user. Currently I've planned and executed 100+ events, workshops, speaking engagements, and networking opportunities. I am passionate about bringing the best out of everyone that attends and I care about having smiling customers by the end of the night.