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Applications are now open for the 2018 GTHA/ Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program funded by the GTHA in partnership with Humber College.  Applications are due by 5:00 PM on October 24th. There is no cost to the participants or hotel submitting the application.

The GTHA/Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program is designed for exceptional middle-management employees in the hotel industry who are highly motivated, ambitious, and demonstrate a strong work ethic.

The purpose of this GTHA funded program is to prepare these individuals to become career-ready candidates for senior leadership positions in the hotel industry.

The program consists of 7 different modules over 14 weeks:

  • communication and presentation skills
  • hospitality marketing
  • hospitality sales
  • hotel management accounting
  • human resources and hospitality law
  • e-commerce
  • revenue management

Candidates interested in being considered for the GTHA/Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program are required to complete the enclosed application form and have their General Manager sign it. Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on October 24th by:

  • email to: or
  • by mail to: The Greater Toronto Hotel Association, 207 Queens Quay W, Suite 404 Toronto ON M5J 1A7. 

Twenty-five applicants will be accepted per cohort and will be notified in early November. Late applications or applications not signed by the hotel General Manager will not be accepted.

Further details on the program are included on the enclosed application form found here:

GTHA MEMBER APPLICATION FORM. (Word document found here)


For more information please contact Emily Dickson,; 416-351-1276 ext 111.


The Greater Toronto Hotel Association/Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program

October 15, 2016: The Greater Toronto Hotel Association in partnership with Humber College is pleased to announce the completion of the inaugral Greater Toronto Hotel Association/Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program.

The purpose of this program is to prepare exceptional middle mangement employees to become career-ready candidates for senior leadership positions in the hotel industry.

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2016 program:

Balinder Anand Director of Housekeeping, InterContinental Toronto Centre
Rico Bhondy Assistant Front Office Manager, Novotel Toronto Centre
Matt Borrowski Food and Beverage Manager, Novotel Mississauga
Jennifer Bowers Front Office Manager, Hotel Victoria
Aaron Chen Tundra Executive Sous Chef, Hilton Toronto
Syreeta Dhana Manager, Restaurant and Bar, Sheraton Centre Toronto
Abraham Garcia Executive Chef, Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre
Melida Him Baxter Front Office Manager, Thompson Toronto
Umesh Hira Assistant Front Office Manager, Chelsea Toronto
Ken Ho Assistant Guest Services Manager, International Plaza Hotel & Conf. Centre
Marty Hutt IT Manager, Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel and Suites
Jonathan Joaquim   Banquet Manager, Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale
Justin Newell Chef Steward, Fairmont Royal York
Denise O’Malley-Farrell
Eduardo Rafael Manager of Six Sigma, Sheraton Gateway
Matt Scriven Front Office Manager, Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Downtown
Sonal Sehgal Houskeeping Manager, Residence Inn Toronto Airport
Shashi Srinivasan Assistant General Manager, Quality Hotel and Suites Toronto Airport East
Shyamal Weerawatte Manager, Venues and Sheraton VIP Club, Sheraton Centre Toronto
Athif Yousuf  Front Office Manager, Strathcona Hotel
Ernesto Castillo Food and Beverage Manager, InterContinental Toronto Centre
Danny Freestone Front Office Manager, Chelsea Hotel
Jennefer González Garcia Revenue Manager, Holiday Inn International Airport

“Congratulations to the future leaders of the hotel community of the GTA for the successful completion of the GTHA/ Humber Hotel Management Leadership Program” said Terry Mundell, President & CEO of the Greater Toronto Hotel Association, “your passion and dedication to this program and the hotel industry is instrumental for delivering exceptional customer service to those visiting the Greater Toronto Area. Thank you to the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism at Humber College for their support and dedication to this program.”

“We are honoured to have partnered with our coleagues and friends at the GTHA to deliver this unique hotel leadership program” said Susan Somerville Dean of the School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism. “The combination of 24 enthusiastic and committed middle managers, an engaged and supportive GTHA board, and our dedicated and experienced Humber Faculty has yielded a stellar group of Hoteliers. Special thanks to Ramesh Srinivasan for his leadership and unwavering energy and congratulations to our first graduating cohort!”

(Graduating participants of the 2016 program, GTHA Staff and Humber faculty)

With the 2017 program commencing in March, the application process will commence in early November.

For further information, please contact:

Terry Mundell
President & CEO
Greater Toronto Hotel Association
207 Queens Quay W, Suite 404
Toronto, ON M5J 1AJ
Tel: 416-351-1276

Kirsty Adams
Professor/Program Coordinator
Humber College
205 Humber College Blvd
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
Tel: 416-675-6622 ext: 4668