In her role as Director, Strategic Initiatives, Rina Fraticelli brings a diversified background in organizational leadership, policy-making, engagement strategies, and community development. From March 2018 to September 2020, she served as the founding Director of McMaster University’s Socrates Project, an ambitious two-year pilot aimed at promoting the liberal arts and breaking down barriers between the university and its local communities.
A Genie-award-winning filmmaker, Fraticelli headed two National Film Board of Canada studios. She served as Executive Director of two organizations devoted to advancing opportunities for artists with disabilities – Kickstart in Vancouver; and Tangled Art+Disability (formerly Abilities Arts Festival).
As Founder and Executive Director of the independent not-for-profit, Women in View, from 2008 to 2018, she produced several influential annual reports, documenting the presence and absence of women in key creative roles in publicly-funded Canadian film and television. She also created a national 3-year strategy, sponsored by the Status of Women Canada and a consortium of private and public organizations. As part of this, Fraticelli produced MediaPlus+, a bilingual, 40 page "gender+ diversity" "toolkit." In 2018 Fraticelli was awarded the Governor-General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case.