The Team


Elvira Sanchez de malicki


President/Executive Director

Ms. Sanchez de Malicki holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Queen’s UniversityRead More


Vice President

Mr. Malicki has practiced as a lawyer since 1973.Read More



Secretary-General – Ms. Ampuero (she/her) is a trilingual social sector leader with over 15 years of experience in philanthropy and community mobilizing. Read More

Dr. Rosario Gómez


Dr. Gomez is an Associate Professor in the School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Guelph. Dr. Gomez obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto Read More


Fernando Garcia

Director – Legal, CRA application for Charitable Status, link to Latinos Museum at Smithsonian- Washington

Fernando Garcia was born in Argentina and grew up in Uruguay before immigrating to Canada.Read More

Monique Mónica Forster

Director – CHC, History, Statistics,  Education

Ms. Forster is a graduate from the University of Toronto. Read More

Mauricio Ospina

Director – Hall of Honours, 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians

During the day and since 1995, Mauricio is a international marketing consultant helping Ontario tech firms export to key markets.Read More

Technical Team

Carlos E. Paz-Soldan

Chief Technology Officer 

Originally from Lima, Perú, Carlos has been involved in I.T. since the mid ‘70s, and has worked for and with companies large and small, in South America, Africa and North America.Read More


Lead Experience Designer 

Keram is a professional media & event producer, composer, actor, writer, game/Virtual Reality & Experience Designer, curator & business consultant to media companies.Read More

Oswaldo Quiroz

Media Director 

Oswaldo “Ozzy” is a trans-media producer who’s produced over 1000+ hours of high-profile linear and digital formats. Read More


Giovanni ruiz

Musical Instruments

From melancholy classics of the Andean region to the contagious rhythms of the Caribbean acclaimed Flutist Giovanni Ruiz offers a refreshing sound with his masterful play of various flutes as well as most of the native musical instruments of Latin America.Read More

Silvia Alfaro

Authors, Books

Architect and cultural manager. She has lived in Canada since 1996. Silvia studied architecture in Colombia and design and technology in Canada.Read More

Zulima Wesso


Entrepreneur, designer and cultural ambassador.

A prominent figure in the Hispanic community because of her contributions promoting multilingualism and multiculturalism in Canada. Read More



Marcela Aranda born in La Paz, Bolivia is a well known Master of Ceremonies in the Latin American community in Toronto Canada. Read More

Carla Cassanova


Artist/Singer/Songwriter Carla Gonzalez-Casanova was born in Venezuela but left at a very early age to travel with her family across the globe. Read More

Dr. Jorge Filmus


Armed with a PhD in biological chemistry from Argentina, Dr. Jorge Filmus moved to Canada in 1983. Read More


dr. Alfredo Tinajero

Research and Development

Dr. Tinajero is a Human Development specialist living in Toronto, Canada. He holds a PhD in Human Development from the University of Toronto and a Master’s in Developmental Psychology from Illinois State University.Read More

Lody Campaña

Financial Consultant 

Lody Campaña is a Business Administration graduate from Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson) specializing in Finance.Read More




Fátima has done internship and training programs in Ecuador, Brazil, the United States and Canada. She has two BAs, in Business Management and Marketing, and has a graduate diploma from NCT in International Business. She is Director of Communications at MIREMS LTD and has a shipping courier business in Ecuador.

She is member of Toastmasters International Club and she is passionate about languages and speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and basic French and German.

Francisco A. Berrio M.

Project Manager  

Mr. Berrío is an architect with a degree from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá D.C., and a Specialization in Public Works Management from the Escuela de Administración de Negocios (School of Business Administration).Read More


Dr. Asen O. Ivanov

Digital Humanities

Dr. Isanov is the Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the College of Arts at the University of Guelph. Read More

Canada Summer Job Students

Cecilia Palacio Gutierrez

Outreach Coordinator

Julia Casadei


Alexia Moran Medina