Witness for Bill S-7

I was honoured to present to the Citizenship and Immigration Committee regarding proposed amendments to Bill S-7 – an Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Communications Strategy

Developed and executed a marketing and communications strategy for the Durham Welcome Centres including a brand update, a refreshed monthly e-news and printed publication, program recommendations and partner building. I can help your business. Connect with me.

Marketing for DRUHC

1COMMUNITY1 provides marketing, design and technological support for the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre (DRUHC). In 2017, we launched an accessible, user-friendly website with up-to-date content, imaging and technology. The site includes a Job Portal for employers to post positions and for job seekers to search for positions. Visit the website.

Marketing & Outreach

As the Marketing Director for 1COMMUNITY1, I work with organizations to develop marketing and communication initiatives that offer exposure and increase engagement, as well as strengthen brand and stakeholder relations. Learn more by connecting with me.

Garden Inspired Salad

Take a walk and spruce up a salad. You may find some delicious wild edibles in your garden – try dandelion greens and flowers, violets, nasturtiums and clovers. Add fresh herbs, lemon juice and olive oil for a delicious powerhouse meal.  Make sure plants have not been sprayed.

Crispy Plantain

If you take a walk this season, you will likely find plantain beneath your feet. Plantain’s seeds and leaves are edible and nutrient rich. Gather plantain from an area that has not been sprayed. Lightly coat leaves with olive/avocado oil, himalayan salt and other herbs. Cook at 175 degrees for 1hr+.

UpNext Durham

I have been involved with UpNext Durham since it began as UpNext Ajax. It is an exciting 3-week Digital Skills Development Program that offers youth in Durham Region the opportunity to gain real world experience and skills. Support a young person by letting them know about UpNext Durham.

Connecting Community

I help build supportive and inclusive communities that encourage connection and celebrate individuality and culture. Every year, The Hive and 1COMMUNITY1 sponsor a potluck community gathering for anyone who would like to attend. We would love to see you! Dates TBA

Gifts of Nature – a blog by me

When I began my career as an artist more than 20 years ago, the process and materials were far from natural. Creating with natural materials helps me to connect with myself and with nature. Learn about some of the benefits of working with natural materials

UOIT Capstone Project

A UOIT Capstone project by Faculty of Business and Information Technology students helped the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre develop a new, interactive youth-oriented employment game called emplay. I was delighted to be part of the team! “emplay” was nominated for a $5000 Capstone award and was praised from an educational and technological perspective at “Level Up 2013”. Learn more.