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Our Board of Directors

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Christian Rugel, CIM®

Chairman

Chris has been working with the professional community, charitable foundations, pensions and municipalities, and select institutions, helping them to achieve their capital preservation objectives since 1994. Leveraging the expertise gained as a former fixed income trader in the institutional bond market, he has developed specialized fixed income portfolios for clients to help them achieve their goals. In low interest rate environment, maximizing the yield portfolios is paramount for low-risk institutional clients including foundations and municipalities, Chris has worked with numerous and diverse clients to develop their goals and priorities.

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Victor Gomez

Board Member

Victor is a Colombian-Canadian artist educator with experience in North and Latin America. He has an MFA in Drama from York University; studied Film, at Ryerson University; Creative Writing, at Humber College; has an HBA in Media Communications and Journalism, from Medellin’s Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana; and a Diploma from The Royal Conservatory of Canada, as an Artist Educator. During the last two decades, along with his artistic career as an award winning theatre, film and tv actor, writer and filmmaker, he has taught drama, creative writing, photography, film and video in institutions such as York University, The Players Academy, Equity Showcase Theatre, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, and the program Learning Through the Arts, run by The Royal Conservatory of Canada, with presence in more than 500 primary and elementary schools in the world.

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Freddy Velez

Board Member

Freddy is a passionate, well- rounded communicator with successful experience in public relations, media, Internet / social media content production and event planning in Canada, who loves supporting immigrants by walking with them through their settlement path, sharing all the resources available so they can find their place and role here.


Freddy is Colombian born and I came to Canada in the year 2000. A journalist graduated from Universidad del Valle, he has a postgraduate diploma in Marketing and has experience as a journalist, PR person and community/ event organizer.  Freddy graduated with Honours from the Canadian Journalism for Internationally Trained Writers program at Sheridan College. He finished both BESIP program, a professional development training for individuals moving into social services; BEMCI -Bridging to Employment in Media & Communications program -delivered by the Mennonite New Life Centre in partnership with Ryerson University and Seneca College.

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This could be you

BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE

We are looking for volunteers to join our leadership team

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This could be you

BOARD MEMBER AT LARGE

We are looking for volunteers to join our leadership team

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