Communications Consultant in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I am a communications professional specializing in the not-for-profit sector. I believe in every individual’s ability to change the world. I have learned a lot in my career from working with a number of passionate teams. I currently work with a not-for-profit organization that provides newcomers with a range of free employment services. I have the good fortune of telling the stories of new Canadians.
I believe in the notion that knowledge is power. I enjoy working in the not-for-profit sector because it gives me the opportunity to equip the right people with the right information to help them in their ability to change the world.
I first became interested in working in communications in the NFP sector while completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa. I was taking Introduction to Public Relations with Tim Powers and reading (for pleasure) Stephen Lewis’ Race Against Time. What struck me most about this book was Lewis’ frankness – the HIV/AIDS pandemic is killing an entire generation; money in the right hands can stop the spread of HIV/AIDS through treatment and education. It was while reading this book that I realized I could combine my public relations skills with my interest in social justice. PR is about getting the right message to the right people at the right time. HIV/AIDS can be stopped through communication – ensuring the right people have knowledge of the current state of the pandemic and what can be done to end it.
I continued my studies in professional communications, completing a graduate certificate in corporate communications at Seneca College, and a master’s degree in professional communications at Edith Cowan University.
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