Staff

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. 

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Jason Ryle
Artistic + Managing Director

  • Festival & Year-Round Programming

  • Operations

  • Finance

  • jryle (at) imaginenative (dot) org

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Judith Schuyler
Programming + Tour Coordinator

  • Film/Video & Audio Submissions

  • Tour Requests and Coordination

  • Community & Co-Presentation Screenings

  • jschuyler (at) imaginenative (dot) org

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Claudia Skunk
Fundraising Coordinator

  • General Inquiries & Administration

  • Community Sponsorships (up to $5,000)

  • claudia (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

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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

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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

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Amee Le
Operations Manager

  • Operational Work Plans & Timelines

  • Venues & Logistics

  • Box Office Management

  • Workplace Infrastructure

  • operations (at) imaginenative (dot) org

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Soufian Jalili
Communications MANAGER

  • Marketing & Advertising

  • External Communications (Releases, Website, Social Media)

  • Festival Co-presentations & Promotional Initiatives

  • communications (at) imaginenative (dot) org

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GINA Rim                              Guest Services manager

  • Travel, accommodation, hospitality, support and transportation for Festival guests

  • Festival Delegates Accreditation

  • guestservices (at) imaginenative (dot) org

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Jamie Whitecrow
TUHF Project Coordinator

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Jessica Lea Fleming
Lead, Foundations Development

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Tim Sidock
Manager, Corporate + Donor Initiatives

  • 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

  • Foundations Strategies & Development

  • Foundations Liaison

  • jfleming (at) imaginenative (dot) org

  • Corporate Sponsorships & Stewardship

  • Individual Donations

  • Private Sector Fundraising (non-Foundation)

  • tsidock (at) imaginenative (dot) org

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Hardeep Bubbra
Volunteer coordinator

  • volunteer (at) imaginenative (dot) org

ADRIEN IGNACE
GUEST SERVICES TRAINEE

  • gst (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Jacqueline Willis
Events Manager

  • events (at) imaginenative (dot) org