Meet the Project Team

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Linda Thomas

Linda is a 40+ year career executive with a solid history of not-for-profit management at many levels. She has served as Executive Director of numerous organizations & has been an instructor at Sheridan College (in the Social Service Worker program) and at Humber College (Community Arts Development Program). Linda has her own consulting company, Soular Connection which has two focus streams: 1. value based success through strategic visioning, strategic planning, management & consulting; 2. health & wellness.

Linda’s educational credits include: Honours B.A. in Sociology (University of Guelph); Masters of Social Work (in organizational development and planning) from Wilfrid Laurier University; National Certificates in Voluntary Sector & Arts Management (Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and York University); Certificates in Executive Leadership and Managing Change from The Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity; Certificate in Leadership from Leadership Peel; and ongoing seminar/training courses.

Linda is an active member in broader community/ provincial initiatives. She is a member of the Mississauga Pops and Milton Concert Bands and the Ontario Pops Orchestra playing the French horn and has had the opportunity to perform at Stage West in a number of productions. She is a certified Master Reiki practitioner, Health and Wellness Coach, a Consulting Hypnotist, registered chair massage therapist and a Consultant with OYG Consultants specializing in strategic planning, life/work balance and coaching.

Linda has lived in Mississauga for just over 35 years and has two grown children and two grandsons.


With a background in broadcast journalism, television production and programming, Christina’s creativity comes through the lens of the camera.   Having worked for nonprofit organizations and understanding grant processes she brings an analytical review, while understanding the arts. As an event producer, she empowers her clients with the ability to intuitively reach their Community in an organic and creative way including organizing and executing large scale conferences and events. 

Christina‘s love for fashion and photography has fuelled her entrepreneurial skills in her multiple business ventures. 

Bringing creativity, art, and usefulness to those to encourage well-being and self empowerment. 

Christina Moss
Daniel Salij

(border crossings)

Daniel Salij is a multi-media artist who has the ability to inspire awe in an audience. Calm and gentle by nature, but focused and fierce when called upon. His artwork is a celebration of life and the human potential. 
Combining his skill set gained studying theatre production at Ryerson University with his innate creativity, he has the perfect blend for bringing many styles of artistic production from conceptualization to completion. He is a filmmaker, a recording and touring musician, a writer of prose and poetry , and an illustrator, painter, and designer. He has been recognized municipally for his work in music and film, and his current collaborations are taking him to the international stage. He has established several brands and bands and is currently spread across a number of artistic projects and networks. 
Daniel is the owner and operator of Art Everywhere through which he produces and curates creative-arts-events in Toronto.

ANA ANGELA LOPEZ (border crossings)

Ana Angela is a result focused and highly dedicated evaluation expert for international, national and community initiatives, with experience implementing and optimizing community development projects. She has over 8 years of experience in program management, evaluation and optimization with the aims of maximizing community impact. As the evaluator for the ‘border crossings’ project, Ana Angela is proud to be working in her local community.

Ana Lopez

The border crossings project is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) through the Grow Grant.

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and the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Mississauga’s Cultural Division