Special Projects Manager
Julian promotes and celebrates diversity daily at Art Starts. He is deeply committed to social justice and recognizes that to have the deepest impact on our communities, he needs the best possible support and expertise.
Partnerships are central to Julian’s work. Art Starts says that each new partnership Julian brings to the table deepens their understanding of what equitability and support really mean for different populations.
Thanks to Julian’s partnership with the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Art Starts is committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s Call to Action, which has informed many of the agency’s programs and events. Julian also developed a relationship with the AGO, introducing the gallery to the barriers to access faced by the populations Arts Starts serves, particularly youth living in social housing, and artists who are newcomers and/or refugees.
Every partnership Julian develops is mutually beneficial, ever growing and with an eye toward long-term sustainability. Whether he is reaching out to small, grassroots groups like Krafty Queers, or large institutions like the AGO, Julian’s partnerships are deep, lasting and wholehearted.
2019 Greater Toronto Bhayana Family Foundation Awards
Recognizing the extraordinary staff of United Way-funded agencies who make a difference every day.
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Venue: The Old Mill
Keynote: Deb Matthews, Former Deputy Premier of Ontario
Attendees: MP Julie Dzerowicz, MP Majid Jowhari, MP James Maloney, MP Maninder Sidhu, MP Arif Virani, MPP Daisy Wai, former Senator Dr. Asha Seth, former MP Harinder Malhi, former Councillor David Cohen
Local Change Makers Celebrated
It’s a sector that reinforces crucial community safety net, but the people working the front-lines of the GTA’s community agencies don’t often get the public appreciation they so deserve. The Bhayana Family Foundation Awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by frontline staff and middle managers who are tackling #UNIGNORABLE local issues at United Way Greater Toronto-supported agencies.
On November 18, winners were awarded for helping and people and their communities thrive through their dedication, innovation and creativity, leadership, teamwork and partnership.