Cadre’s mission is to add beauty and value to everything that we do. We support our roster of artists as well as our clients and empower them to bring their creative ideas to life.  We’re always working to foster new and emerging talent and support them in reaching their full potential. Our core values are rooted in integrity — something we stay true to in our actions and in the art that we create.

Cadre Artist Management is a female-owned, Toronto-based fashion management agency, specializing in hair + makeup, wardrobe styling and product styling.

The success of the agency is built on the reputations and experience of its two founders, Leila Canon-Ahern and Andrea Evans, each with 15-20 years in the business, with extensive contacts and specialized experience in this niche field. Leila and Andrea began their separate journeys booking models. Their careers and friendship intertwined in 2010 and they found quite quickly that their core values aligned effortlessly. Respected for their enthusiasm and warmth towards their talent and clients, they look forward to taking great care of their Cadre.



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Leila Canon-Ahern

After graduating from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson)’s Fashion Communications program, Leila began her career managing models. She quickly discovered that she loved the process of fostering talent to their fullest potential and achieving success through relationships with clients. After nearly a decade in model management, she made a career shift to artist management and never looked back. Taking the leap and founding her own agency has been a longtime dream and a journey that she’s very excited to be embarking on.

Andrea Evans

In her 20+ years in the Industry, Andrea has worked at powerhouse companies such as The Artist Group, MAC Cosmetics, Faulhaber PR, Elite, Ford, B&M and Plutino Group.

Having managed the daily lives and careers of high-level executives, models and artists, she strives to give support to her clients & talent with humanity and humor. Those who know her, call her Dre. Drop a line anytime…she loves making new friends 🙂

Elaine Stam

Branding + Web Design

Elaine created the branding and website for CADRE. She is the owner of UNIVERSE Design Studio, based in Toronto. Elaine has been designing and developing for 15 years, working for many years at both Ryerson and the University of Toronto. She is an artist first and has a passion for creative brand designing and creating custom web experiences for her clients.

Tara Blu

Junior Booking Agent

After moving to Canada from the small island of Barbados, Tara completed her studies in Psychology and Business at the University of Waterloo, with honours. All the while, working in sales at top retailers. Having grown up with an artist in her family, surrounded by art, she has a deep understanding of the creative process.

Tara’s main interests lie in fashion and beauty but she admires all aspects of the creative industry. We can’t wait to see what she will bring to the booking table.