Angela Elster - Executive Director

Angela Elster is one of Canada’s preeminent Arts & Learning executives. Following three decades of leadership most recently as Senior Vice President of The Royal Conservatory Angela was awarded one of Canada’s highest honors – the Meritorious Service Medal from the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada recognizing outstanding accomplishments that set an example and bring benefit to our country. She brings to CNAL demonstrated expertise in government relations, fundraising and strategic planning. 


Jennifer Petrilli - Managing Director

With a 15+ year career as an arts administrator specializing in communications and fundraising, Jennifer Petrilli has guided many arts organizations and artists towards achieving strategic goals and implementing successful campaigns. With her in-depth knowledge of Canada's ever-shifting, non-profit arts scene, Jennifer's expertise in project management, strategic planning, marketing and communications is helping the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning achieve its goals of strengthening the sector and bringing together arts-in-learning facilitators across the country.





Kaitlyn Bois - Researcher and Database Administrator

Kaitlyn's view of maps as an art form is what originally drew her to the Canadian Network for Arts & Learning and our innovative mapping project. Her meticulous attention to detail, her extensive skills in coding and her passion for the arts, combined with her graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems, have been pivotal in making the Eduarts map the invaluable tool that it is.



Soufian Jalili - Communications Specialist

With more than five years of experience leading social media campaigns for the ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, TIFF, Amnesty International and others, Soufian brings and innovative and tireless approach to CNAL's communications.