Folk Music Ontario

508-B Gladstone Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1R 5P1

Phone: 613-560-5997
Toll Free: 1-866-292-6233
Fax: 613-560-2001


Alka Sharma, Executive Director

Alka Sharma, Executive Director
Alka joined Folk Music Ontario as the Executive Director in 2013. Prior to that, she worked as the Interim Executive Director at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and spent many years as the Senior Manager of Operations with the Toronto International Film Festival. Alka has also worked at CBC Radio as the Associate Producer for Outfront and in campus/community radio in Ottawa, Guelph and Toronto. She completed her BA at Carleton University specializing in History and Political Science.

Jennifer Ellis, Office Manager

Jennifer Ellis, Office Manager
Originally from Winnipeg, Jennifer relocated to the GTA in her mid-twenties, working as a database programmer. After several years at home in Barrie raising their three daughters, she and her husband moved the family to Ottawa in 2008. A life-long music lover, Jen was thrilled to join the staff of Folk Music Ontario – then OCFF – three weeks prior to the 2008 conference, and she still loves her job!