Chris is a multi-award winning Canadian journalist, author and communications specialist. He has led many workshops and seminars for journalists across the Commonwealth. He has served as a national election observer in Kenya, Uganda and The Gambia and has travelled extensively throughout Africa and Asia on numerous journalistic and communications-related assignments.
His awards include the Michener-Deacon Fellowship, awarded annually by the Governor General; and National Newspaper Awards for Business, Sport and Feature writing.
He has diplomas in ‘Communications in the Digital Age’ (University of Toronto) Public Relations Brand Building: Communications Professional Certificate (Poynter Institute of Media Studies, St Petersburg, Fla.) Intercultural Communications from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
He has authored two books and co-authored a third.
Latterly, Chris has been working on a series of communications advisory and writing contracts with the federal government and an Ottawa area accounting firm.
He has worked for the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA), the Department of Finance, the Department of National Defence Ombudsman, Public Services and Procurement Canada, and Employment and Social Development among others.
Chris has been a Credit Union member for 30 years, originally joining at the now closed Ottawa Citizen branch.