ABOUT

Our Mission. Our Vision. Our Team.

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OUR MISSION

Canin Cultural Council’s vision is to become a go-to space for artists who wish to connect with their ideal audience, be it through a rigorous Public Relations Campaign, helping them access programming and grants or readings, live demonstrations and workshops.

OUR VISION 

  • Connect with their immediate and extended audience through collaborations, exhibitions, and public appearances

  • Provide crucial know-how and programming that will allow them to achieve their individual goals and be acquainted as experts within their chosen field of practice

OUR Beliefs  

Canin Cultural Council is a federally registered Canadian not for profit organization that aims to connect artists' with their ideal audience. The organization promotes artists and groups through rigorous public relations and outreach tools, arranging events and working through grants and contracts to help artists raise funds so they continue doing what they most love.

Meet The Team

KHALID SAYED

PRESIDENT

Khalid Sayed is the co-founder and Director of Jamun Media, a Mississauga-based integrated media company that specializes in TV production, commercials, promos and music videos for clients such as RBC, Toyota, Dempsters, and Nissan, to name a few. Khalid has produced several TV shows like Apna Punjab, Hooray Bollywood, Spotlight and One Man’s Story. He is also a consultant with Ethnic Channels Groups for their South Asian programming strategy and marketing. Khalid has been an integral part of the execution of tourism-friendly festivals in Toronto and Mississauga such as Taste of India Food Festival, Mahostsav, and MISAFF.

ZAINAB YUSUFZAI

VICE PRESIDENT

Zainab Yusufzai Siddiqui is a documentary film-maker who has tackled a range of social issues such as climate change, women’s empowerment, and AIDS awareness, through her films. An award-winning radio professional, Zainab’s endeavors have been supported by the United Nations. The first Executive Director of Canin Cultural Council, when not making films, Zainab can be found with her canvas and paintbrushes. She is an ardent advocate of all causes related to arts and culture and has supported many emerging artists from all artistic backgrounds.

SHRUTI GANAPATHY 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Shruti Ganapathy is a marketing and social media aficionado, passionate author and digital storyteller who loves to explore and share stories about her community in Canada. She has worked as a Media Consultant to help market and promote a number of organizations and events across the GTA including the PFLAG Mississauga Chapter, Markham Arts Council Annual Fundraising Gala, TD Festival of South Asia, Annual ANOKHI Awards, and Dance Diaries among others. Shruti has valuable experience working in key roles, writing grants and raising funds for not-for-profit and charitable organizations.