Board of Directors

  • Bernadette Hendrickx

    Bernadette has a background in teaching adults and high school students, running a professional multicultural theatre company and volunteering for community organizations and adults with developmental disabilities. She has co-created and produced dozens of multicultural theatre education projects and productions. An award-winning professional theatre artist with specialized voice and speech training,  Bernadette merged her trainingread more

    Board Member, 2017-present

  • Bob Bowes

    Bob has spent his career in the cultural sector, serving at various times, as Executive Vice-President of the Heritage Canada Foundation, Chair of the Ontario Conservation Review Board, and Chief Operating Officer of the Ontario Heritage Trust.

    Chair, 2007-present

  • Fahad Sami

    As Treasurer, Fahad provides financial oversight, and presents the auditor’s report and audited financial statements to the Board and at the AGM. Fahad has Muscular Dystrophy, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) with extensive experience in the charitable sector, with a focus on systems implementation, and internal/external financial reporting.

    board member, 2017-present

  • Genevieve Cimon

    Geneviève Cimon is the Director of Music Education at the National Arts Centre, where she leads and oversees 40 unique programs in young artist training, teacher enrichment, youth and family programming, adult learning, community engagement, and music education advocacy on both national and international scales.   Among her accomplishments include the development of a community-based musicread more

    Board member, 2017-present

  • Liz Winkelaar

    Liz earned a Masters degree in Canadian Studies at Carleton University, which led to an interest in Disability Art and Culture and to involvement in Propeller Dance. She has trained with Alito Alessi in DanceAbility technique, and with Shara Weaver and Renata Soutter since 2005.

    Artistic Associate, COMPANY DANCER (2007-present), Teacher, Dance Company Representative on Board of Directors (2012-present)

  • Monica Song

    LL.B., LL.B. (Laval), Monica is a partner at Dentons, a global legal practice with offices in 52 countries. Monica is a recognized expert in communications law and administrative law litigation across a broad range of sectors. She has appeared before a number of federal and provincial regulatory agencies and before the Federal Court of Canada, andread more

    Board Member, 2013-present

  • Natasha Harwood

    Natasha Harwood produces music education events with diverse artists and communities across Canada as the Manager of the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program. Her background in education has included a position in special education with the Toronto District School Board and work with the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities at Carleton more

    board member, 2017-present