imagineNATIVE's staff is comprised of a majority of Canadian and international Indigenous individuals. If you'd like to email any staff member, our individual email prefix is listed in our mini-bio. Please also call us at +1 416 585-2333 or send us an email to info (at) imaginenative (dot) org. 

imagineNATIVE thanks Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment & Training and Service Canada for funding the salaries for the Fundraising Coordinator and Institute Coordinator. 


Jason Ryle
Artistic + Managing Director

  • Festival & Year-Round Programming
  • Operations 
  • Finance
  • jryle (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Judith Schuyler
Programming + Tour Coordinator

  • Film/Video & Audio Submissions
  • Tour Requests and Coordination
  • Community & Co-Presentation Screenings
  • jschuyler (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Claudia Skunk
Fundraising Coordinator

  • General Inquiries & Administration
  • Community Sponsorships (up to $5,000)
  • fundraising (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Meagan Byrne
Digital + Interactive Coordinator

  • Digital/Interactive Media Programming
  • Digital/Interactive Media Submissions
  • Digital/Interactive Strategies & Development
  • mbyrne (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Daniel Northway-Frank
Institute Director

  • Festival & Year-Round Professional Development
  • Festival & Year-Round Industry Initiatives & Partnerships
  • Industry Development & Special Projects
  • dnf (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Adriana Chartrand
Institute Coordinator

  • General Inquires for Institute
  • Coordination of Year-Round Professional Development Activities 
  • Coordination of Festival Industry Series
  • Coordination of EFM Stand
  • achartrand (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Amee Le
Operations Manager

  • Operational Work Plans & Timelines
  • Venues & Logistics
  • Box Office Management
  • Workplace Infrastructure
  • operations (at) imaginenative (dot) org

GINA Rim                              Guest Services manager

  • Travel, accommodation, hospitality, support and transportation for Festival guests
  • Festival Delegates Accreditation
  • guestservices (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Soufian Jalili
Communications MANAGER

  • Marketing & Advertising
  • External Communications (Releases, Website, Social Media)
  • Festival Co-presentations & Promotional Initiatives
  • communications (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Jamie Whitecrow
TUHF Project Coordinator

  • Project Coordinator for Sovereign Bodies/Healthy Nations (Toronto Urban Health Fund Special Project for Youth)
  • Project Planning, Research & Logistics
  • Outreach & Facilitation
  • Participant & Artist Support
  • jwhitecrow (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Saskia Rinkoff
Manager, Volunteer Resources & Accessibility

  • Festival & Year-Round Volunteer Engagement
  • Festival Accessibility Strategy (AODA)
  • Community Outreach Engagement
  • srinkoff (at) imaginenative (dot) org
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Jessica Lea Fleming
Lead, Foundations Development

  • Foundations Strategies & Development
  • Foundations Liaison
  • jfleming (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Tim Sidock
Manager, Corporate + Donor Initiatives

  • Corporate Sponsorships & Stewardship
  • Individual Donations
  • Private Sector Fundraising (non-Foundation)
  • tsidock (at) imaginenative (dot) org