“What day is it?”, asked Winnie the Pooh

 “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet

 “My favorite day,” said Pooh”
 ― A.A. Milne

Sandra Whiting

Sandra Whiting is a speaker who delivers her message through the power of storytelling, lived experience and practical examples to move people and teams to a YES WE  All CAN attitude! 

Her professional titles range from board member. Loan officer, TV host, storyteller, columnist, cultural programmer, animator, event planner and entrepreneur.

She is known for her work on multidisciplinary collaborations and fusion of cultures to bring huge projects to life

She has worked with hundreds of culturally diverse groups to present inclusive programming, and has conceived and managed countless diverse arts and community programs, such as Project managing Carnivallisima, Luminateau and Kuumba (annual Black History Month programme)  to name but a few as a Cultural Arts programmer for Harbourfront Centre in Toronto -one of Canada’s leading cultural organizations.

As well as conceiving the idea of Jamaica 50 celebrations in Canada, an initiative, which involved working with a high profile board, most of the cultural organizations in the city of Toronto chairing the Arts and the Independence Gala, and was a two-year project involving many organizations, numerous venues and hundreds of volunteers.

Her achievements include being Managing Editor of Excellence Magazine for Women, she has worked with a number of organizations including:

The Jamaica Canadian Association; Factory Theatre; Mariposa in the Schools; Empire Club of Canada; Royal Bank Small Business Advisory Committee; Member: Canada Council Dance Advisory Board; Juror: Ontario Arts Councilmember: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council; Board member: Metropolitan Convention Centre Fundraising Chair: YWCA; Board Member: Caribbean Cultural Committee; Past President: Obsidian Theatre & Black Business and Professional Association and is now Currently President of PACE Canada.

Sandra blends storytelling and her unique experiences to present a narrative that allows ideas to expand and consensus to be built among many different publics if you will and believes that we don’t know what we are capable of until we make a decision to say a resounding YES!

 

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Volunteer

SOME PAST & PRESENT MEMBERSHIPS

  • Arts Foundation of Greater Toronto
  • Black Business & Professional Association
  • Factory Theatre
  • Jamaican Canadian Centre
  • Mariposa in the Schools
  • Obsidian Theatre
  • Ontario Black History Society
  • P.A.C.E (Project for Advancement of Childhood Education) Canada
  • Performing Arts Development Fund
  • Storytellers School of Toronto
  • Y.W.C.A

Sandra Whiting, Dynamic Speaker

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