We are delighted to announce the appointment of Parul Pandya in the role of Program Director as of August 7th, 2019. Parul will be replacing current Program Director, Joel Reid, in his leave of absence for the next nine months.
Parul Pandya has been skillfully working in non-profit in various roles throughout the past decade, including as a community builder, consultant, programmer and producer. After managing in community granting for the largest government funder in Canada, she seamlessly transferred her knowledge, passion and skills to open her own consulting practice. Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting strategically enables community engagement and equitable innovation.
Her attraction to advocacy emerged with her work as a Queer South Asian freelance writer/poet, over a decade ago. She strongly believes representation matters and it’s important to share stories. She has a deep passion for ethics and social justice, which she teaches at Centennial College. She feels fulfilled when using community arts as a tool for community engagement and colourful expression.
With Parul’s experience and passion for community she will be a great asset to the team. Please help us in giving Parul a warm welcome into her new role.