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 to accomplishing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals through innovative programming. Our work is guided by three core principles: integrity, inclusiveness and compassion.

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.


Staci Benny

Secretary & Treasurer

Shubdeep Randhawa

Board of Directors


Sharmin Hassaniani

Jasmine Jackman

George Lepine

Maria Marchyshyn

Jean Pilaprat 

UNA-Canada Ontario Regional Director

Jasmine Jackman

Board Chair

Irene Kashelsky


Board Advisors

Andrew Bacchus

Anita Eisakhani

Joseph Swan Greer

Sadaf Parvaiz

UNACTO Operational Team

Governance Lead
Marya Salhab

Governance Coordinators

Chad Milbrandt

Amir Soltaninia

Directors of Programming

Milena Glumac

Ashoke Mohanraj

Project Coordinators

Olivia Dorado

Milan Pekovic 

Programming Assistant

April Wang

Impact Analysts 

Tehseen Rana

Arsh Randhawa

Sponsorship Specialist

Sandeep Sharma

Director of Communications

Sharmin Hassaniani

Graphic Designers

Lisa Wilder

Laila Zabaneh


Ali Pracha

Contributing Writers

Racha Abou Chakra

Dana Shamlawi

Angel Xing

Shatabdy Zahid


Social Media Coordinators 

Riffat Ali

Vidya Pandiaraju


Outreach Coordinator

Anushka Oberoi


Winston Tang