About Us: Our Team

Hardy Steinke
Executive Director

I am passionate about living with our minds and hearts always expanding!  I love to learn by reading, webinars, podcasts, and conversations. It all has something to do with our evolving spirituality, relationships, the beauty of being alive and making the world a more loving place for everyone.

In addition to beaches and beautiful gardens, my other favourite places would be cafés where we can go heart-to-heart about what we’ve been thinking, feeling, and doing lately. 

Married to Cindy, we have 3 adult children with partners, all amazing, and 5 darling grandchildren!

Madia Sidiky
Community Engagement and Volunteer Manager

I am what they call a textbook extrovert. I love being around and connecting with people from diverse backgrounds with diverse perspectives. I believe everyone has something to teach me and I am here to listen, learn and connect. I enjoy new experiences more than anything, so I am always open and eager to try new things whether it be an activity, hobby, book, art, music etc.

I am a recent graduate with a master’s degree in Social Work. I am excited to see where I will find myself in 20 years. Wherever my career takes me, I am dedicated to serving my community and hope to make a positive difference.

Christine Bennett Executive Advisor

I am a life-long resident of Mississauga. Growing up, the only shopping areas were in Cooksville, Applewood and Port Credit, and only 25 years ago, there were cows in a field just a few miles from where I live now and horses were pastured near the Square One location. My how things have changed! My favourite thing about living here is the diversity found not only in my neighbours but in the food, culture, arts and shopping available here.

I like to stay current with local, national and international news, and love being involved in my local community. I have a special interest in issues surrounding mental health. I caught the travel bug early and like to explore new cities and countries – it doesn’t matter where in the world I go – any place new is exciting. In my spare time I like to do yoga, garden, read, paint and attend live theatre.

Kartik Bishnoi
Event Planning and Marketing Manager

A digital nomad who loves to travel the world(currently up to 50+ countries) Single parent to an always hungry pomeranian. People person, someone who strives to always see the positive in situations and who firmly believes that everything occurs for a reason. 

I love to act and perform theatre because it challenges me to represent many parts in real life and offers me a method to express my feelings. 

I am a Marketing & Event Specialist with a sense of creativity, resourcefulness, and competence. I like to keep myself organized and am always interested in learning new methods for accomplishing tasks. 


Nicole Bonder
-In Memoriam

Our very loved Nicole Bonder - our friend, co-worker and Project Coordinator for two years, passed away on January 14, 2023.  

Quite simply we cannot find words to express the depth of our sadness and loss.  

We only know that somehow, her love for people and the Cooksville community will live on. 

Rest in Peace, dear one.

Heart Comonos is people coming together in the Cooksville-Mississauga and surrounding area to share their ideas, gifts, skills, knowledge and life experiences.  We partner with individuals and organizations to create projects and activities that support the multiple dimensions of personal and community wellness.

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