Olivia Nuamah is a community builder, mother, and artist.
As Pride Toronto’s Executive Director, she brings almost 25 years of experience working in both the non-profit and government sectors. Her experience as a DJ in the Toronto and England club scenes has given her a unique understanding of the representation of trans and queer artists in cultural spaces and is driving her goals as she looks to the future of Pride.
Collin Joseph is an accomplished entertainment director who delivers high quality, premier events. He built a positive and unique reputation in the entertainment and sponsorship business by mobilizing energetic and diverse teams of volunteers, vendors and musical artists.
Prior to joining Pride Toronto, Collin managed the entertainment program for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. He produced the Pan Am torch relay celebration and has worked with the National Hockey League, Roy Thompson and Massey Halls. His goal-oriented leadership and focus on operational excellence will add tremendous value to Pride Toronto.
Development & Special Events Director
Amber is a non-profit professional with more than 10 years of experience in event coordination, procurement, volunteer management, sponsorship and fund development. Her passion for Pride started when she stood as the Dyke March coordinator in 2012-2013. Amber’s previous work experience includes supporting the development department and producing events at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, working as the Manager of Events at The 519 Manager, and most recently as the Manager of Sponsorships and Special Events with Artscape. Amber is excited that her career path has led her back to supporting her community and assisting in producing one of the City of Toronto’s key festivals.
Volunteer Program Manager
Coming from a leadership development background, Bobby has what it takes to support, mentor and energize Pride Toronto’s volunteers! For the last three years, Bobby has worked to end LGBTQ+ discrimination amongst youth on a local and national level by managing university students across North America to combat bullying and discrimination. Bobby is no stranger to Pride festivals, having worked closely with our friends at Halifax Pride as the Community Events Lead. They will never forget their first Pride Toronto festival, witnessing their queer siblings come together to dance, scream, cry, remember, and most importantly, to be proud. Bobby believes Pride Toronto’s greatest asset is its volunteers. To them, our community is like no other; they will work tirelessly to make Pride all that it can be.
Nick comes from a diverse working background in technology, recruitment, project management, and events. Prior to working at Pride Toronto, Nick traveled around Ontario and British Columbia to recruit students for the University of Waterloo and was a testing manager for BlackBerry products. He has a passion for academia and research, with his previous focus in global queer identities, human interaction, and politics. His studies have helped him to better understand others and continues to drive him towards community growth in his current role. Nick enjoys being social and has a love for travel. When not working, he is usually seeing friends, trying new restaurants, attending concerts, or looking for the next place to visit around the world.
Allison is excited to join Pride Toronto as Office Manager. After graduating from Dalhousie University with a double major in International Development and Sociology and Social Anthropology, Allison moved to Toronto to complete her Masters in Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson University. Allison’s research focused on LGBTQ+ refugees in Toronto, and her thesis – “You’re Not Gay Enough” – examined the experiences of queer asylum seekers. Allison completed the placement hours for her Masters at The 519, assisting with LGBTQ+ newcomer programs. Originally from Muskoka, Allison is a proud member of the community and is grateful that small-town queers like herself to celebrate their identity at Pride. Visit Allison at the front desk – her booming laugh will welcome you in!