Publicity | Media Relations | Communications

Steph MacGregor

With over two decades of experience in marketing and communications and a solid background in fund development regionally, nationally and internationally, I bring the right mix of leadership and know-how to my roles. I’ve worked with numerous for-profit and non-profit clients in the Ottawa region on marketing and communications needs.
More recently, I worked as Executive Director at the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation for five years. In addition to establishing their volunteer and staffing structure and managing their administration and finances, I also developed their branding and communications strategy and plan including their web site, fundraising campaign materials, PR strategy and social media strategy.
For many years, I worked for a national consulting firm on several projects including SOS Children’s Villages, Canadian Red Cross and the Co-operative Development Foundation. Prior to that, I worked for a global software company where I assisted clients in developing and establishing brand identities by delivering highly tailored programs with clear and consistent messages that strongly resonated with key stakeholders.
As a committed volunteer, I have aided several international non-profit organizations in increasing their visibility within the non-profit marketplace. I’ve been actively involved in all aspects of this process, from the creation of mission statements through to the creation of highly targeted communications plans.

Media Relations | PR Strategic Communications | Planning Civic Engagement

Wendy Vincent Konvo Media Director photo Steve Blackburn 2We live in a vortex of abundantly talented people, and it is an amazing time to share their stories. As a Toronto based Communications Professional with specialties in media relations, public sector communications, and communications and events planning which spans the creative industries, as well as provincial politics, I have worked at the ROM, the CBC, Harbourfront Centre and Toronto Caribbean Carnival, as well as big impact clients and events, including The Toronto Mass Choir, the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund, The Harry Jerome Awards, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, The Fringe Festival, the Barbados Tourism Ministry, and others. Growing up, I learned about the importance of political discourse at the dinner table, so why not get involved in the decisions in that space as closely and directly as possible? As a former Press Secretary for a Cabinet Minister at Queen’s Park (2009-2011), I took on roles as Communications Director for a local Provincial Election campaign in the GTA (2011), and continue to provide communications expertise to municipal and provincial election campaigns and candidates. Combining my love of the arts and politics, I have served in the boards and governance space for Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC), the Canadian Association of Black Journalists (CABJ), Art Starts Neighbourhood Cultural Centre and others.

Social Storyteller | Media Expert | Social Media

Camille Dundas, DirectorHaving worked as a news writer and producer for Toronto's major news programs including CBC National, CP24 Breaking News, CityTV News and CTV's Canada AM and Your Morning, I’m a media expert. My journalistic style is anchored by a passion for storytelling, which I’ve come to master. As powerful as mainstream media is, I’m a strong believer in telling our own stories, on our own platforms.

As the editor-in-chief of online magazine ByBlacks.com, a company I co-founded with my husband Roger Dundas, I’m able to pursue the passion I most enjoy; highlighting the often untold stories of Blacks in Canada doing amazing things with their lives. I also get to give back to the same community that has supported me, mentoring young Black writers who share my passion for in-depth storytelling.

As an educator, I love sharing my knowledge of the media landscape and the unique lessons learned during my last ten years in the broadcast industry. I’ve worked as a media coach to authors, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations who want to learn the best way to pitch their stories to mainstream news media.

I’m a social first communicator with a major love for social media storytelling. As a consultant with Canada’s largest social media management software Hootsuite, I get to travel North America speaking about how social media has changed the way we all live and do business.

Publicity Associate

Camille Dundas, Director

Kezia is a graduate from McMaster University with an Honors BA in Communications and Multimedia. In 2003 Kezia founded a registered charity named New Generation Outreach with a mission to address social issues through the arts. Kezia was able to cultivate relationships and become partners with Toronto Police’s Empowered Student partnership initiative, TCDSB, TDSB, and Pathways to education.

Currently, Kezia is a freelance writer for professionals, and publications such as ByBlacks magazine; and an event project manager for Konvo media. Her interests are equity, diversity, inclusion, entertainment, and music.

When Kezia is not writing, or working events, she is finding inspiration living her best life, raising her son and spending quality time with family and friends. One of Kezia’s favourite sayings is “It takes a village”; meaning nothing great can be accomplished by one man alone.

Media Relations | Public Relations | Communications | Writer

Michèle Newton, Director &  Corporate SecretaryStories and growing relationships are at the heart of everything I’m passionate about. A creative writer from an early age, I’ve leveraged that into a successful career that I love. Working with many different brands and organizations over the years, I’ve found that thoughtful and compelling storytelling is at the heart of it all. My approach has regularly garnered media interviews and coverage from CTV-2, CBC, Torstar/Metroland, Corus, ROGERS tv and numerous other broadcast and print media outlets.

A Public Relations and Corporate Communications graduate of both Ryerson University and Georgian College, I also hold an MBA in Project Management from Athabasca University. I’ve had the opportunity to provide strategic public and media relations, communications and marketing services across different industry sectors including municipal government, financial services, real estate, beauty services, packaged goods, arts, entertainment and not-for-profit. I’m guided by–what I like to call my–“better together” philosophy around growing relationships, nurturing collaborations and facilitating partnerships, especially those with a shared focus on strengthening our community.

 As the creator of Our Mosaic Lives, a digital project exploring diversity and inclusion, I’ve had opportunities to speak about my journey, exploring my mixed-race upbringing and identity on CBC’s Fresh Air, at a University of Toronto international conference, in area public schools and at Georgian College. In 2019, I curated an Our Mosaic Lives Celebrating Black Canadian Women and Girls photo exhibit in partnership with the City of Barrie and launched Community Conversations, a quarterly live interview series.