Our Team

YPAM continually seeks to develop partnerships with like minded people and organizations who share our vision and believe in our values. Our awesome partners provide YPAM with so many things that are vital to our success, such as expertise, media exposure and resources such as a place to hang our hat. Our partners are diverse, from community organizations to media outlets to business professionals. We truly appreciate all of our partners and their contributions to the YPAM family. As a not for profit organization, our best ideas and intentions cannot be realized without the help of our partners and all they bring to YPAM. 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
Andre Crawford
Deputy Chief of Police
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

President and Executive Director
Rukshan Para
President and Executive Director

Steering Committee
Junior Operation Committee
Past President
Gaya Kathir
Former, COO of AGR Financials
Dr. Renia Tyminiski