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 Selected examples of Karen's writing for literacy and education programs:

"World-changing political science education, made accessible"

This article for York University’s yFile profiled the Rudolph Family Award scholarship recipient at the beginning of the annual campaign for faculty and staff.

Save Our Services Campaign for the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association

This campaign successfully prevented municipal budget cuts that would have devastated the library's literacy programs and other services. Karen developed the campaign plan and wrote content including talking points, news releases, and sample letters.

The Future of Philanthropy: Strong, Sustainable, Diverse

This impact report for The Diversity and Inclusion in Philanthropy Fellowship explains how the new educational program for fundraisers is changing the face of philanthropy in Canada. The report captures the inspiring work of fellows and mentors in their own voices.

See also examples of Karen's writing about programs for children and youth.

Karen’s passion for the interconnected causes of literacy, education, and access to information is deep and longstanding. Her work in these areas has included:

  • Planning and implementing advocacy and awareness campaigns for the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association
  • Writing fundraising letters and scholarship recipient profiles for York University Division of Advancement and the Schulich School of Business
  • Interviewing fellows and writing the inaugural impact report for the AFP Diversity and Inclusion in Philanthropy Fellowship program
  • Developing a digital communications plan for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
  • Teaching College English and Business Communications at George Brown College Centre for Business
  • Developing the Strategic Writing Course Outline for Humber College's new Professional Writing and Communications Graduate Certificate program

In addition to her professional work on these issues, Karen has volunteered as PR Director for the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association. She currently serves as President of the Professional Writers Association of Canada Toronto Chapter, where she organizes professional development events for freelance non-fiction writers.