TSA CONNECT 2023 | Session 3: Volunteering – TSA

TSA CONNECT 2023 | Session 3: Volunteering

A professional networking and mentorship event celebrating volunteerism in Toronto’s architecture and design community.

For our next session of TSA CONNECT, we’re so excited to be returning to a topic very near to our hearts: volunteering! Come join us for a night of networking and relationship building as our Featured Guests share their stories and advice as active volunteers in our community: from what motivates them to volunteer to how they balance their work, family, and volunteering obligations. Our Featured Guests represent a wide variety of volunteer roles and organizations, making this the perfect opportunity to get to know the many organizations working to make our industry and city better for all and how you can get involved.

So if you are looking to get more involved and meet some of the amazing volunteers making a difference in our community, this is the event for you!



6:30 PM:  Doors Open
7:00 – 8:00 PM:  Structured Networking Sessions
8:00 – 9:00 PM:  Mix and Mingle

*Light refreshments will be served and a cashless cash bar will be available (debit, credit, Apple Pay, or Google Pay only).

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When Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Doors Open at 6:30 PM
Event from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where Centre for Social Innovation: Annex - Lounge
720 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON

Cost $15+HST General Admission, Free for TSA Members!

Featured Guests

Our diverse lineup of guests includes professionals in the architecture and design community who volunteer with a wide variety of industry organizations, from non-profits to heritage organizations, regulators to advocacy groups and municipal committees. Featured Guests will be added as they are confirmed. Click on their profiles to learn more about each of them.

Jennifer Esposito
Chair, Executive Committee
Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT)
Carolyn Fearman
Urban Land Institute
Diana Nigmatullina
Membership Coordinator
Michael Leckman
Design Review Panel (Toronto)
Stephanie Mah
Stephanie Mah
Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO), Toronto Branch
Karl van Es
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
Aman Yousuf
Society of South Asian Architects, Canada (SOSA)
Natasha H. Krickhan
Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
Barbora Vokac-Taylor
Vice Chair
Toronto Society of Architects (TSA)
Jasper Skinner
Program Coordinator
Urban Minds
Anna Richter
Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)
Quan Thai
Toronto Society of Architects (TSA)
Elisia Neves
Guest Critic
School of Architecture, University of Waterloo
Greg Parsons
Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC)
Sabrina Carinci
Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)
Julia Rady
Vice Chair
Toronto Preservation Board
Sandra Iskandar
Board Director
Friends of the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
Guela Solow
Vaughan Design Review Panel
Drew Hauser
Regional Director, Ontario Southwest
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

About the TSA CONNECT Series

Join the Toronto Society of Architects for evenings of networking and relationship building as featured guests from Toronto’s architecture and design industry share their experiences, perspectives and advice on issues of practice, career, and life. Each session will feature new guests, topics and small group discussions, giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and form connections with our Featured Guests. Sessions, guests, and dates are announced in the TSA Bulletin as they are confirmed with limited tickets for each session, so make sure to sign up so you don’t miss out!

This event is free for TSA members using the discount code found in the latest TSA Bulletin! Not a member yet? You can join here (and student memberships are free!).

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