Folk Music Ontario

330-176 Gloucester Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0A6

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.

Catherine Nadeau, Volunteer Coordinator

Catherine Nadeau, Volunteer Coordinator, 

Catherine joined Folk Music Ontario as the Volunteer Coordinator in 2019. With a background in arts and law, Catherine has held a variety of positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors. Outside of the office, Catherine enjoys playing guitar and sipping espresso.

Rachel Weldon, EDP Coordinator

Rachel Weldon, Folk North Coordinator, 

Rachel joined Folk Music Ontario as the Folk North Coordinator in August of 2019. Rachel is a music programmer and event producer. She is the founder and creative director for Debaser, an event presenter who has produced more than 300 events in Ottawa and beyond, and is the former General Manager of MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival and Conference, and Kelp Management.