Rayla Myhal is the President and Director of the Myhal Family Foundation as well as the Vice President, Corporate and Social Responsibility for Windermere Investment Corporation. Prior to this, she was the Director of Operations for Toronto Harbour Events, and owner of Phoenix Events, an event planning company.
Rayla brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of marketing, sales, and customer relations, with a focus on corporate and social responsibilities. With a firm belief of giving back to the community that has given so many opportunities to her, she focuses on helping to empower younger generations to give back in meaningful ways.
Her philanthropy and volunteerism spans decades, however with the Myhal Family Foundation, she has been able to make significant philanthropic contributions towards health care and education. She has a long-standing relationship with The Royal Conservatory of Music which spans almost two decades. Throughout those years, she has been a steadfast supporter of the various music programs, a scholarship patron of The Glenn Gould School and a sitting member of the Conservatory Circle Committee. In addition, the Foundation has established the Myhal Centre for Engineering & Entrepreneurship at The University of Toronto, the Myhal Family Birthing Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Myhal Family Blood Collection/ ECG Lab at Princess Margaret Hospital, as well as supporting various initiatives with Sick Kids Hospital, the Mitacs Program and The Shevchenko Foundation under her direction. The main focus of her charitable giving remains Education and Health Care.
While spending most of her time pursuing a range of business and philanthropic endeavours, Rayla is the Chair of the Tryzub Awards Gala, benefiting the Shevchenko Foundation.