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Editors Canada staff
Editors Canada is supported by national office staff providing a range of services. For information about seminars, social events, job hotlines and volunteer opportunities in your area, please contact the local branch and/or twig nearest you.
I have 16 years of experience working in not-for-profit arts organizations, including serving as executive director of the Toronto Summer Music Festival and Academy from 2011 to 2018—during which time the organization more than doubled its audience. In 2014, Toronto Summer Music became the first arts organization to win the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Mo Davies Award for excellence in fundraising, small organizations. I was the recipient of the 2015 John Hobday Award in Arts Management from the Canada Council for the Arts, a $10,000 prize that allowed me to participate in a number of leadership courses at the Banff Centre.
Prior to Toronto Summer Music, I was the executive director of the Regina Symphony Orchestra, a highlight of which was administering the RSO's 100th anniversary season. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in music history with a minor in English and film from the University of Regina and a post-graduate diploma in arts administration and cultural management from Humber College in Toronto.
Senior Communications Manager
I joined the national office staff in 2005 after copywriting, editing and website development gigs in marketing, finance, health, sports and music. As Editors Canada's communications manager, I develop national marketing strategies to raise the profile of the editing profession, and for member acquisition and retention. I'm also the main voice behind Editors Canada's national social media presence, tweeting links to the articles you might find interesting and the jokes that will definitely make you groan. When I'm not donning the Editors Canada sandwich board, I'm supporting independent, underground music and can be found at concerts in Toronto and abroad.
Training and Development Manager
I joined the office as a part-time conference coordinator to help with the 2015 international conference in Toronto, and I became full-time member of the team in 2016. My responsibilities include coordinating the annual conference and our new webinars program, and supporting our publications committee. Before joining Editors Canada, I worked for several years in a book store and as a freelance editor.
French Webinar Coordinator
I joined the team in 2021 to coordinate French webinars in specific and to help in the growth of this department. I hold a Bachelor degree in Communication and Audiovisual Arts and I am currently finishing my MFA in Film at York University. I am an emerging filmmaker who has so far mainly directed short movies. Prior to moving to Canada, I worked as 2nd and 1st Assistant Director on all kinds of productions, from music videos to feature movies. Besides, I also worked as guest coordinator in many film festivals back in Lebanon. When it comes to my passions, they can be summarized in one word: Art.