|1998-pres. CANADIAN CANCER
SOCIETY (CCS) &
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE OF CANADA, TORONTO
Manager, Information Resources and Canadian Health Network Project
Project has three components:
Create and maintain national network of cancer information users and providers.
Select and create and content for Cancer
Pages at Web site of Canadian Health Network.
Promote Web site to health professionals and general public.
Responsible for coordinating and organizing project to tight deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as member of multidisciplinary
team that includes health promotion consultant; cancer, information and
evaluation specialists; communications and marketing professionals, information
technologists, Web developers and technical writers.
Team developed all content for Cancer Pages on above site, which are being
used extensively by medical and other health professionals throughout Canada.
Negotiated terms of contract for project with Health Canada, ensuring compliance
with stringent terms of Canadian Cancer Society.
Wrote (and continue to write) all narrative and financial reports related
1989-pres. SELF-EMPLOYMENT, TORONTO
Supervised 2 administrative assistants, 7 consultants (3 research-related)
and 2 librarians.
Initiative by conceiving and planning entire project.
Independent action by conducting preliminary research, which enabled recommendations
to senior management of CCS, who subsequently gave their approval.
Knowledge of database management and Web-driven technologies.
High level of responsibility by managing above project, as well as Information
Resource Centre, which provides data on extremely wide range of topics
in support of all programs operated by CCS nationwide. Many of these data
are highly technical and research-oriented.
Ability to communicate effectively in wide variety of cultural settings
and fora, by serving government and community development agencies in Chile,
Mexico and four Caribbean nations.
Sensitivity to gender equity and related issues by researching and writing
reports on these topics for Law Society of Upper Canada. In so doing, I
performed analysis and provided evidence of systemic discrimination by
the legal profession against all Employment-Equity designated groups.
Ability to provide specialized advice and professional guidance to wide
range of organizations including Environment Canada, Toronto District School
Board (formerly Toronto Board of Education), Women's College Hospital,
YWCA of Canada, CUSO Canada, United Way, Ontario Confederation of University
Faculty Associations, Counterpoint Resource Centre, Canadian Centre of
Victims of Torture and League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada.
Analytical and writing skills by performing needs assessments, devising
solutions and drafting reports for above organizations, among others.
1979-89 CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION CENTRE, TORONTO
Produced, researched, translated and scripted over 20 documentary and community-education
videos (digital and analog), films and CDs. Many were closely related to
subjects of equity and international development.
Resource Centre Coordinator
1974-pres. VOLUNTARY SERVICE
Trained wide variety of professionals in gender, anti-racist and cross-cultural
Provided information management services to community and international
Provided extensive Information and Communication Management services for
such organizations as Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples and Canadian
Latin America Resource Centre. Served as member or chair of numerous boards
of directors and committees.