• Dr Shalu Pal at SOCIAL SPACE

    Dr. Shalu Pal & Associates | 80 Bloor St., West, Suite 408, Toronto, Ontario

    Dr. Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, FIAO, MC, runs the Yorkville Eye Institute, a 6 optometrist group practice in Toronto which is home to every subspecialty within optometry. She lectures, consults, and is widely published in contact lenses, myopia management, dry eye, ocular aesthetics, communications and practice management. Dr. Pal is the co-editor of Mastering Myopia, past chair of the AOA-CLCS, co-founder of the Canadian Contact Lens Academy and co-founder of the Staple Program contact lens workshops for North American schools of optometry.  She is an educational organizer for the CLASS meetings, CE advisor for the Ontario Association of Optometry, the Academy of Ophthalmic Education and Latin Americas.  She is the Canadian Ambassador for Global Ophthalmic Women and the BC Lens Association. 

    An international and local volunteer for a range of organizations, she has been honored with the CLCS Achievement Award for her educational contributions to the industry and awarded the Legends Award by American Optometric Association. Dr. Pal was the first Canadian Chair of the AOA – Contact Lens and Cornea Section and the first Canadian honoree selected to be a US Contact Lens Institute Visionary.  Dr. Pal attended the Southern California College of Optometry, completed her Contact Lens, Cornea, and Disease Residency at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, and is a graduate of the Global Healthcare Executive Education Program at Harvard Medical School.

    Portion of art sales of this event donated to Aangen. Learn more in the "Charity/Not-For-Profit" section.

    RSVP here for the Toronto event.

  • Brad Chichakian | 8 Cottage Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario

    Art fans in Hamilton will know Brad's house as one of the stops on the West Hamilton Artists Tour.

    As a proud Hamiltonian, Brad's philanthropy has benefitted many new Canadians making a start in our community. Though he has been recently easing into retirement, you'll still find him busy selling real estate, minding the taps as a partner of the The Brain, or running onto the field at Ti-Cats games.

    It's still Ivor Wynne to him.

    Brad's historical home in the heart of the Kirkendall Community is the perfect location for the 1st Hamilton SOCIAL SPACE event of 2024.

    Folks -- this event is not to be missed.

    Portion of art sales of this event donated to Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Canada. Learn more in the "Charity/Not-For-Profit" section.

    RSVP here for the Hamilton event .

  • Sandy + Grant Macleod | 181 Glebe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

    Grant MacLeod, CIM SENIOR WEALTH ADVISOR, PORTFOLIO MANAGER with ScotiaMcLeod®, a division of Scotia Capital Inc. For more than 10 years, Grant has been a CIM Senior Wealth Advisor helping individuals and families achieve their financial planning goals by providing advice on investment, insurance, retirement, estate, inter-generational wealth transfer and education savings planning.

    Grant + Sandy make their home in downtown Ottawa and spend their free time raising their three children and their activities. Grant and Sandy are active in the community, helping raise funds for local charities by participation in various sports activities, including running and golf events. Sandy is an avid ultra and marathon runner.

    SOCIAL SPACE is pleaded to partner with the Macleod's to host the first show in Ottawa.

    Portion of art sales of the Ottawa event donated to Ottawa Food Bank. Learn more in the "Charity/Not-For-Profit" section.

    RSVP here for the Ottawa event.

Thank you to 2024 Event Sponsors + Parnters:

  • Aangen will be working with SOCIAL SPACE

    Aangen: A Community Service Organization | Toronto

    Portion of art sales of the Toronto event donated to Aangen.

    Aangen  is non-profit community service organization helping communities thrive locally and globally. They provide sustainable, solution-based responses to social injustices locally and globally. Focusing on breaking the cycle of poverty through innovative programs that address hunger and homelessness, create employment opportunities for marginalized people, help families in crisis and much more.

    Aagen raises funds for community service programs by selling nutritious meals, providing cleaning services, and partnering with agencies to create employment.


    To learn more or donate directly, please visit Aangen

  • ARS will be working with SOCIAL SPACE

    Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Canada | Hamilton Chapter

    Portion of art sales of the Hamilton event donated to ARS | Hamilton Chapter.

    ARS is an independent, non-governmental and non-sectarian organization which serves the humanitarian needs of the Armenian people and seeks to preserve the cultural identity of the Armenian nation. It mobilizes communities to advance the goals of all sectors of humanity. For nearly 110 years, it has pioneered solutions to address the challenges that impact our society.

    Through its vast network of hundreds of thousands of dedicated volunteers and members, 220 chapters that operate in over 27 regions, the ARS has had the privilege to be on the front lines of leading communities towards their collective goals. It plays an active role in providing resources and opportunities to the masses and through its exemplary rank, it pushes its members to serve their nation with total dedication offering the Armenian people and non-Armenians their time, energy, and talents in pursuit of their sacred mission.

    To learn more or donate directly, please visit ARS.

  • The Ottawa Food Bank | Ottawa

    Portion of art sales of the Ottawa event donated to the Ottawa Food Bank.

    The Ottawa Food Bank is the main food assistance provider in the National Capital Region, which works in partnership with a network of over 100 community food programs to provide food.

    Through collaboration, innovation commitment, and compassion Ottawa Food Bank is able to provide fresh and non-perishable food and other supplies to over 100 food programs across the city.

    Ottawa Food Bank is striving towards being in partnerships to provide food relief to people in the city through improving the access to healthy food, growing resilience for their company, and cultivating social innovation in food banking. Ottawa Food Bank is has been a major advocate for making food banking better, and creating a change. 

    To learn more or donate directly, please visit the Ottawa Food Bank.

Thank you to Sponsors, Hosts + Partners from previous events.