Nelu Handa

Hosted at Shopify Toronto

part of a series on Transparency

About the speaker

Nelu Handa is an actor, writer and producer based in Toronto, Ontario. She is a business grad from Wilfrid Laurier University and worked as a Marketer for many years before taking the plunge into a career in the arts. Trained extensively in Improv comedy, Nelu is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory program, and has studied at Bad Dog Comedy Theatre and Upright Citizens Brigade. In addition to performing and teaching improv, she is the creator and producer/host of Yas Kween, a monthly comedy show featuring Women of Colour. (The first Thursday of the month at Bad Dog. Come!) Nelu has been featured on a variety of TV shows and commercials, including Baroness Von Sketch Show , The Beaverton, Odd Squad, and that ‘Knock Knock’ TD Blue Jays commercial.

PS: it’s pronounced ‘Knee-Loo'

Additional details

A friendly reminder: We have a limited number of event day tickets available each month. So to make sure as many people as possible can experience CMTO, everyone who registers is automatically put on a waitlist and tickets are randomly assigned to 200 people on that list one week before event day.


September’s theme, TRANSPARENCY, was chosen by our Cincinnati chapter and illustrated by James Billiter.

Community Partner

Shutterstock is proud to serve as CreativeMornings’ Official Partner for Visual Inspiration, and a local sponsor of CreativeMornings Toronto. With more than 60 million photos, vectors, illustrations and videos—and thousands more added daily—Shutterstock provides elements for great creative work. Together with CreativeMornings, Shutterstock supports conversation, community, and professional development for creative people worldwide. As part of our ongoing partnership Shutterstock is offering the entire CreativeMornings community 20% off all standard licenses.

Venue and Breakfast Partner

Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, using enterprise-level technology made available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 275,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries and is trusted by brands such as Tesla Motors, Budweiser, Red Bull, LA Lakers, the New York Stock Exchange, GoldieBlox, and many more.

Illustration Partner

VisualTalks present information your audience needs, in the way they can process it best. VisualTalks are whiteboard illustrations (or graphic recordings) to enhance understanding and retention, increase participant engagement and create concise and beautiful summaries of information.

We listen carefully, process what we hear, and draw it on the spot. We capture it truthfully, and present it in a way that facilitates further thought and discussion.

Printing Partner

Originally from Newfoundland, Nola Grimes brought her passion for art and creativity to the printing industry over 20 years ago and has been managing all types of print projects for a diverse group of clients ever since.

She enjoys working with designers and being part of the creative process. Over the years, Nola has built relationships with a network of suppliers and can produce everything from small postcard orders to catalogs and signage. Whether the project is simple, with a tight budget or more complex, with embossing and other special effects, Nola can help you meet your objectives and treats every order with equal care.