Chanda has delivered workshops in a variety of settings, including an NGO in Uganda, a prison in Ontario, and a film festival in the Canadian North. She has trained as an arts-educator with the Royal Conservatory and as a workshop facilitator with the Alternatives to Violence Project.
New Visions incubator, doc institute
Chanda was the lead bootcamp facilitator for the DOC Institute’s New Visions Incubator. This artistic documentary-focused mentorship program for young filmmakers across Ontario began in May, with bootcamp sessions taking place in Toronto, Belleville, and Sudbury. The 8-month program is a unique blend of creative mentorship, story development, practical resources, & networking opportunities that will guide filmmakers through the development stage of their documentary projects.
business of television and film, centennial college
Chanda is a part-time instructor at Centennial College's Story Arts Centre. She teaches on a range of business topics related to the film and television industry, including funding and financing, alternative revenue sources, project management, and professional practice.
innovator in communities, toronto public library
In 2014, Chanda served as an Innovator in Communities for the Toronto Public Library, the world's largest library system. She designed a series of hands-on filmmaking workshops and facilitated the series in the under-served communities of North York and Scarborough.