Board of Directors
Syed Shah is a CPA and currently the Director of Finance at Husky Technologies. He is a versatile and high energy finance and business professional who has been successfully reorganizing, streamlining and strengthening operations for over 15 years. Being a persuasive communicator, he readily gains buy-in and consensus amongst key-decision makers to uphold important business goals.
Brianna Big Canoe
Starting her career in literacy in January 2022, Brianna is the Coordinator of the Indigenous Literacy Program on Georgina Island First Nation. Brianna has a passion for engaging her community in literacy through an Indigenous perspective. Prior to her career in literacy, Brianna has 5 years of experience in community engagement, acquiring funding for large scale projects, and project management. She has a BAH in International Development Studied from Trent University.
With over 7 years of strategic marketing communications experience and a passion for civic engagement and empowerment, Charanya Thiyanavadivel brings with her a unique perspective on the nexus between business and social impact.
Kirandeep Randhawa is a queer Indian-Canadian settler born and raised in Toronto. She has worked in various community outreach and education-related programs in the city from creating online writing workshops with Frontier College’s Beat the Street program to supporting young people’s transition into post-secondary education at the East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club.
Ambreen has 20 years of experience in the education field. Possessing a Masters in English Literature and in Educational Planning and Management, she has maintained successful positions as an English Language Instructor, Manager HR, Communication Executive and Literacy practitioner. Her previous work experience and life-long learning certificates and diplomas bring a wealth of information to develop learning strategies, recruitment procedures and governance. Her dedication and determination in helping individuals grow and develop are highlighted in all her professional achievements. She is also passionate about volunteering and has been an ardent volunteer in many non-profits across GTA. She loves to cook and paint in her free time.
Georgina Dos Santos
Georgina dos Santos possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Urban Studies. Georgina has over 15 years of experience in the education field. She holds certificates in TESL (Teachers of English as a Second Language), Curriculum Development and Adult Education. She has maintained successful positions as an English teacher, ESL/LINC Instructor, Program Coordinator, and Language Assessor. She has experience and roles in life- skills management, teacher trainer, career and academic advisor. Her dedication and passion in helping individuals grow and develop their own skills are highlighted in her professional and personal achievements. She is a certified Reiki practitioner, a Toronto Writers Collective facilitator, and volunteer in mentorship programs throughout the GTA. Georgina joined MTML June 2019, as the Community Planner Project Manager. Georgina is responsible for the planning, management, coordination, and advocating of Literacy and Basic Skills Programs and professional development of Practitioners in the Toronto and York Region.