Our Team

Fair Grant Writing started in 2012 as part of another company Win Global Partners founded by Igor Chigrin and Tatiana Zherebkova. Our team includes writers, editors, project coordinators and management employees. Let’s get acquainted.

Igor Chigrin, Business Funding Expert

Igor Chigrin is a Business Funding Expert at Fair Grant Writing. He consults businesses on a wide range of Canadian government funding and helps them get non-repayable grants and no-interest loans for their growth and expansion.

Igor has a 10-year consulting experience. He holds a Master in International Business degree from Grenoble Graduate School of Business (France) and a Bachelor in Management degree from the International University of Business and New Technologies (Russia). He holds the CITP (Certified International Trade Professional) designation.

Igor himself experienced the positive impact of government funding on his other business – an international trade consulting company Win Global. Since then he committed to positively transforming other businesses by unlocking their access to government funding.

Since 2009 Igor has been living with his family in Greater Toronto Area, Canada. He speaks English, French, and Russian. His hobbies are cycling and modelling.

Connect with Igor: ca.linkedin.com/in/igorchigrin

Tatiana Zherebkova, Business Development Manager

Tatiana Zherebkova is a Business Development Manager at Fair Grant Writing. She is responsible for the business development and marketing activities of Fair Grant Writing.

Tatiana has more than 10-year marketing experience in different fields such as IT services, education programs (MBA), fast-moving consumer goods. She is a Marketing Program Graduate from Grenoble Institute of Political Studies, France and holds a Bachelor degree in History from the Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University, Russia.

Since 2009 Tatiana has been living with her family in Greater Toronto Area, Canada. She speaks English, French, and Russian. Her hobbies are reading, piano playing, dancing, swimming, and cycling.

Contact Tatiana: tatiana@fairgrantwriting.ca
Connect: ca.linkedin.com/in/tatianazherebkova/

Vivian Li, Project Manager

Vivian Li is a Project Manager at Fair Grant Writing. She is a fundraising professional with over 12 years of dedicated philanthropic and grant writing experience. She holds a Master of Arts in Legal Studies from Carleton University and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Toronto.

Vivian is a grant writer, fundraiser, and program developer with a diversity of experience related to individual giving, government CFP/RFP submissions, foundation funding, web-based peer-to-peer fundraising platforms, and corporate sponsorship development. She has been successful in raising funds for children and youth programming, community health services, SR&ED activities and advanced technology.

Vivian currently lives in the Greater Toronto area and speaks English and Chinese.

Contact Vivian: vivian@fairgrantwriting.ca
Connect: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/vivian-li-2245b58

Julien Levin

Julien Levin, Grant Writer and Business & Partnership Development Manager

Julien is a Business and Partnership Development Manager and a Grant Writer for Fair Grant Writing. In addition to writing grants, Julien helps to grow the business by bringing in new clients and partners, and managing existing business relationships.

Julien has 9 years of experience writing grants for Fair Grant Writing, beginning as a grant writer for many years before taking on the business development role. Julien holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto.

Julien grew up in Vancouver, BC, but has lived in both Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC since 2010. He currently resides in Montreal, QC. He is fully bilingual in both French and English.

Contact Julien: julien@fairgrantwriting.ca
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julien-levin-953289106/ 

Paula Watts

Paula Watts, Business Development Manager

Paula Watts, Business Development Manager brings 15 years of entrepreneurial experience to her position at Fair Grant Writing. Specializing in strategic operations, and project management, Paula understands the challenges and opportunities facing
organizations today and has firsthand experience leveraging government funding to grow her own company.

This experience gives her unique insights into the government
funding landscape, including the application process and the value of strategic funding for business growth. As the first point of contact for many of our new and existing clients, Paula’s diverse skill set enables her to offer tailored solutions to our clients, addressing their specific needs and goals.

A GTA native now residing in Eastern Ontario, Paula enjoys the tranquility of small-town
life. Outside of work, she actively volunteers with community non-profit organizations,
enjoys nature walks and spending time with friends.

Contact Paula: paula@fairgrantwriting.ca
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paula-watts-57715293/

Kate KhalimonchukKateryna Khalimonchuk, Marketing and Executive Assistant

Kateryna is a marketing and executive assistant at Fair Grant Writing. She is responsible for overlooking and supporting the daily activities of the Executive Team as well as coordinating the company’s marketing goals and strategies.

Kateryna has over 6 years of working experience in marketing, communications, and content creation. She is a Marketing School graduate (Kyiv) and holds a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from Kyiv National Linguistic University. Kateryna is passionate about public relations, digital marketing, brand management, and project coordination.

Kateryna speaks English, Ukrainian, and German. Her hobbies are trekking, hiking, and climbing mountains.

Contact Kateryna: marketing@fairgrantwriting.ca
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kateryna-khalimonchuk/