About Us

Who We Are

The United Nations Association in Canada Toronto Region Branch (UNACTO) is a division of the United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) which is a historic, national charitable organization, established in 1946.


UNA-Canada is a founding member of the World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA) and today holds its elected Vice-Chair representing global civil society.


UNACTO is dedicated to elevating the principles of the UN Charter and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by delivering innovative signature programs.


We believe in building a better tomorrow by engaging the youth of the Greater Toronto Area and in growing global citizens through knowledge of the UN and its initiatives.



The holding of public meetings either by itself or jointly with other organizations.


The designing and conducting of programs aimed at encouraging interest.


The preparation, collection and dissemination of publications and materials.


The raising of funds, including donations, to enable UNACTO to work effectively.

UNACTO Executive



Irene Kashelsky


Fadwa Yehia

Secretary & Treasurer

Michael Jackman

UNACTO Board of Directors

Staci Benny


Christine Dikongué

George Lepine

Sheri Majdpour

Hyona Park

Jean Pilaprat

Kiu Rezvanifer

UNA-Canada National Executive


President & CEO of UNA-Canada

Kate White

Ontario Regional Director

Jasmine Jackman

UNACTO Advisors


Larry Hebb

Rui Zhang

Board of Directors

Brent Saunders

UNACTO Team Leads


Raed Altal

Michael Jackman


Staci Benny

Youth & Education

Christine Dikongué

Project Steering Group

Mitch Houlahan

Trina Jeffers

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