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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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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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

  • amee (at) imaginenative (dot) org

Soufian Jalili
Communications MANAGER

  • Marketing & Advertising

  • External Communications (Releases, Website, Social Media)

  • Festival Co-presentations & Promotional Initiatives

  • souf (at) imaginenative (dot) org

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Jamie Whitecrow
Coordinator, special projects

  • Project Planning, Research & Logistics

  • Outreach & Facilitation

  • Participant & Artist Support

  • jwhitecrow (at) imaginenative (dot) org

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Tim Sidock
Manager, Corporate + Donor Initiatives

  • Corporate Sponsorships & Stewardship

  • Individual Donations

  • Private Sector Fundraising (non-Foundation)

  • tsidock (at) imaginenative (dot) org

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ADRIEN IGNACE
TRAINEE, GUEST SERVICES

  • adrien (at) imaginenative (dot) org