Youth Engagement and Media
Much of my work has centered around catalyzing young people to engage in current and civic affairs.
This interest emerged after stints as a writer in the newsrooms of Fox News and CNN and then work for Danny Schechter (The News Dissector) at Globalvision in the late 1990s, where I was introduced to documentary production.
In 2000, I joined the cutting-edge Guerrilla News Network (GNN), creating compelling news programming for youth around the world who were disinterested in the stale news culture.
I co-founded Apathy is Boring, an NGO that captured the attention of Canada’s youth, creating access points for them to engage in Canadian politics.
I have also workshopped adults in government and NGOs attempting to sustainably engage young people in their work.
Some of these clients include:
CBC Television News
National Film Board of Canada
Government of Canada
Institute in Management and Community Development
Alberta Building Trade Unions
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
A selection of some of the videos I produced for the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation:
Learning to Live like We Plan on Staying Here:
New Approaches to Sustainability Education in Canada