Irshad Osman is a non-profit professional with extensive experience in corporate fund raising, project management, relationship building, and inter-faith activities. He is currently the Director of Development at Silent Voice Canada, a social service agency that serves the Deaf community in the GTA.
Irshad Osman volunteers his time with many Toronto-based organizations. He serves as the Director of Interfaith Relations, Cordoba Centre for Civic Engagement and Leadership and as a Steering Committee Member of ISARC and TAIC, Toronto-based coalitions to take action against poverty in Ontario.
He is also a frequent guest speaker at institutions where he promotes greater inter-community relations, co-existence, and active citizenship.
Prior to joining Silent Voice Canada, Irshad Osman worked as a Resource Development manager at United Way Toronto overseeing a fundraising portfolio worth of 3.5 Million Dollars.
He holds a graduate degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Manchester, UK and undergraduate degree training in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Leiden, Netherlands and Naleemiah International University, Sri Lanka.
Frankie Chow is a passionate donor and fundraiser with over 4 years of experience working with not-for-profit organizations. Having been involved with philanthropy and volunteerism all his life, Frankie pursued his career in the not-for-profit sector through the Fundraising Management Program at Humber College. A lover of all things digital, technical, and social – Frankie has a keen interest in social media, digital marketing, and database technology to support data-driven fundraising campaigns. Frankie is currently the Coordinator, Database & Analytics at Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation and also worked with a variety of other organizations such as Hospice Toronto, Belmont House, and Villa Charities. He is also involved with the professional fundraising community through his volunteer work with conferences that promote networking and learning for his fellow fundraisers such as Be Good Be Social in Toronto and York Region. Frankie is very excited to be a part of the AFP Diversity Fellowship Program and having the opportunity to examine ways he can bridge together the Chinese community with Canada’s passion for philanthropy.
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Eugenia Duodu holds PhD in chemistry from U of T and as an advocate for community development and engagement brings an invaluable passion for diversity and collaboration within communities. Eugenia is also the CEO of a community-focused science organization, Visions of Science Network for Learning that promotes STEM engagement to marginalized, low-income youth. At a global level she has participated several in global community initiatives in Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Jamaica and Trinidad. Her aim is to be one that leaves a legacy, not only for what she has achieved but also for what she has done for her community and the global community at large.
Dulaa Osman is in his final year at the University of Toronto Scarborough majoring in City Studies and Minoring in Human Geography and African Studies. Dulaa Graduated from the United Way’s Creative Institute for Toronto’s Young Leaders where he received a co-certificate in leadership from United Way Toronto and University of Toronto’s Faculty of Social Work. He is a voting member at the United Way Toronto and apart of the United Way Young Leaders Speakers Bureau. Dulaa is current member of ArtReach Toronto Youth Grant Committee. He has been a panelist at Let’s Talk Toronto, Good Green Jobs for All and Toronto Community Environmental Forum.
Dolly Singh is the Senior Development Manager at William Osler Health System Foundation. She has been a dedicated fundraiser for 8 years supporting the redevelopment of Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, Etobicoke General and the ongoing equipment needs at Brampton Civic Hospital.
She is committed and determined to make a difference in her community through philanthropy. Along with being a fellow with the Inclusion and Philanthropy Program with AFP and has also recently joined the AFP Peel Region Education Committee.
Angela is from Cote First Nation, SK. she graduated from University of Regina with a bachelor of administration and has been working with non-profit, fund raising for the past 6 years and has 15 years’ experience in administration. Angela has worked for a non – profit in Winnipeg for 3.5 years before she started working with Indspire as development assistant. In her current role she assists with the individual giving campaign/Government matching campaign and assistant to vice – President, Development. Angela enjoys working with fundraising and has enjoyed learning all about individual and corporate giving.
I work for Trillium Health Partners Foundation as a Development Coordinator as part of the Community Initiatives team. I have been in fundraising for over 5 years and have been involved with AFP for over 2 years now. I am apart of the Young Leaders Council Events Committee with United Way of Peel where we engage the community by executing events to gain a better understanding of issues concerning youths, along with how to improve youth leadership. Also, I am on the AFP Peel Region Education Committee, where we put together professional development workshops, webinars and networking events. In my spare time, I like to go for walks in areas I have not been to yet.
As a postgraduate of Humber College’s Fundraising and Volunteer Management program, Alana is currently the Coordinator of Donor Stewardship at The Living City Foundation. She has over 5 years of fundraising experience including performing a similar role for a large charity in Australia before returning to Canada in 2013. Alana developed a strong passion for the non-profit sector
during her employment with the Reena Foundation – a non-profit social service agency which supports children, adults and seniors with developmental disabilities.
Sarah Midanik is a Métis professional who is passionate about building capacity within community. Sarah works at Indspire, a national charity working to advance education outcomes for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students. As a communications and development professional, Sarahis responsible for the management of all national events and stakeholder engagement initiatives at Indspire. She was also responsible for managing a national mentorship program for Indigenous post-secondary students.
Sarah is also an active volunteer within the Indigenous community, serving on the Founding Council of Young Indigenous Professionals, and as a mentor for the Inclusion Works program with the Aboriginal Human Resource Council.
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Charlie Andrews is an arts consultant, multidisciplinary artist, and a non-profit manager. With a vast amount of experience, Charlie is currently the Executive Director of Singing Out (Toronto’s LGBTQ+ Chorus). Charlie is an orchestral musician, and has freelanced all over Ontario. She has performed with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, Sault Ste. Marie Symphony, Celebrity Symphony, and many more. Aside from performing music, Charlie is an abstract artist and composer/arranger. She is the recipient of the prestigious Nirvan Bhavan Fellowship, in addition to being recipient of a Top 40 Under Forty Award. To connect with Charlie, or to learn more, you can contact her by visiting her website: www.charlieandrews.ca