Our Team

Our Partners

YPAM.Our Partners

YPAM partners consist of a variety of community organizations, media outlets, local businesses, and other community supporters. As a not for profit organization, our efforts are driven by volunteers but turned into reality because of the belief our partners have instilled in our organization. Year after year, our partners collaborate with our team to innovate and rejuvenate our initiatives to better cater to our parents and youth.

Honourary Chair Members
Frank Scarpitti
Mayor of Markham
Lloyd Robertson
Former Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of CTV's national evening newscast

Andy Taylor
Chief Administrative Officer of Markham
Cecil Roch
Superintendent of Equity and Engagement
Dr. Shiv Sivapalan
Chief Operating Officer, The Dunya Project
Mayu Tharmabalan
Laura Sawicky
Superintendent of Education

Chairman and President
Rukshan Para
Chairman and President

Steering Committee
Mary Catharine Dorscht
Associate Director, YPAM Markham Mental Health Awareness Walk
Jessica Victoria Cianchino
Mental Health Ambassador
Rachit Desai
Co-Chair, YPAM Spelling Bee
Luna Wang
Associate Director, Volunteer Management

Rishanny Ranjan
Rukshan Para