Aisha Wickham is a Program Consultant for the Ontario Music Office at Ontario Creates (formerly known as the Ontario Media Development Corporation). Ontario Creates is an agency of the Government of Ontario that supports the province’s creative economy by providing innovative programs, services and funding for the film & television; book & magazine publishing; interactive digital media & music industries.
Much of Aisha’s career has been focused on developing and promoting Canada’s cultural industries. For several years, she ran her own communications consulting practice, ngoma productions, specializing in a variety of services for the music and broadcasting sectors.
Previous roles include Director of Communications for G98.7 (CKFG-FM); Canadian Talent Development Manager for FLOW 93.5 (Canada’s first Black-owned radio station); Executive Director of the Canadian Independent Recording Artists' Association; Executive Director of the Urban Music Association of Canada; and Economic Development Officer with the City of Toronto.
Aisha has served on numerous Boards and Committees, including the Toronto Arts Council Music Committee, the National Advisory Board for the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the R&B/Soul Committee for The JUNO Awards, the Ryerson University Alumni Association, and the Community Engagement Council for the Toronto 2015 PanAm/ParapanAm Games.
Aisha is the recipient of the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment Award for Behind the Scenes Executive of the Year, the Canadian New Media Award for Outstanding Young Woman and the Harry Jerome Award for leadership.
She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University.