Past Projects

MAR 2018 - JUN 2018

Worked with Employment and Social Development Canada, contributed to the development of transition advice as part of their medium-term planning exercise, looking specifically at how disruptive technology, changes in demographics, and larger trends will impact service delivery for the following decades. 

Worked with Purpose Capital to develop an online communications strategy that focused on the rich content created for their Impact Investment Guidebook done in partnership with the Community Foundations of Canada and the Philanthropic Foundations Canada. Developed a social media strategy for the release of an upcoming report with the University of British Colombia. 

SEPT 2017 - JAN 2018

OCT 2016 - MAY 2017

During my time at Social Innovation Generation, I mapped the social innovation ecosystem in Canada. As part of this project, I developed a database, graphics, and an infographic on the field. The graphics I developed have been used in presentations by the President of the McConnell Family Foundation, during meetings with Minister Staff at the Federal level, in presentations for various conferences around the world, and have been shared over 150+ times online. 

Ongoing Projects

SEPT 2017 - NOV 2016

During my time at Social Innovation Generation, I provided insights and that contributed to the “Getting to Moonshot” report on the innovative management and organizational practices of Canada’s social impact sector. For the report, I conducted interviews with leaders of innovation in the non-profit sector, including senior staff from the Canadian Red Cross and InWithForward, and developed a comprehensive social media strategy for its release.

JAN 2013 - MAR 2015

Founding member of TEDxUofT in 2013, became the Chair of the conference in 2014 and acted as an Advisor for the 2015 conference. In that time, I oversaw the conference expansion from 150 attendees to 500 attendees and managed a 12 person executive team. In various roles, I was able to build the social media presence, develop an aggressive marketing strategy to sell out in under 10 days, secured corporate sponsorship with Manulife Financial, and developed a business model that ensured sustainability of the event while exploring new sources of revenue. 

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