Emily's specialties, in terms of content expertise, are:
- The Canadian nonprofit sector;
- Canadian social policy issues; and
- Canadian politics.
B.A. Hons (first class, with distinction) in Political Science with minors in International Development Studies and English Literature.
Through her role with Imagine Canada (an organization that advocates on behalf of Canadian charities and nonprofits) and previous experience in the charitable sector, Emily is knowledgeable about the current issues and trends in the sector.
In her current role, she coordinates the activities of the public policy and research team and writes content on a variety of issues affecting the sector. She is constantly reading about trends and issues within the sector, both in Canada and internationally.
In a previous role as a program officer at a charitable Foundation, Emily first managed the organization's flagship scholarship program and then took on responsibility for its three main annual events. Her responsibilities included relationship management, program administration, and content design.
Emily has worked in Canadian politics at the federal and provincial levels and currently works in advocacy at the federal level.
In her current role as Network Engagement Coordinator at Imagine Canada, she carries out daily Parliamentary and Government monitoring. She writes content for a weekly newsletter, blog posts, advocacy campaign materials, and social media. She also coordinates advocacy and government relations campaigns.
During a 10 month stint as an intern in the Parliamentary Internship Program, Emily was a non-partisan legislative assistant to two Members of Parliament (one in Government and one in opposition). In this role, she directed drafting of proposed legislation; wrote speeches which were delivered in the House of Commons in English and French; wrote briefing notes on a wide variety of policy areas; corresponded with constituents; met with stakeholders; and assisted with research for legislative committee studies. She also produced original research comparing gendered experiences of Parliamentarians based on interviews conducted with Members of Parliament.
In a previous role at the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, Emily carried out legislative research and provided briefing notes to committees and individual Members of the Legislative Assembly on a wide variety of policy topics. Additionally, she created a social media strategy for the Legislature based on Open Government principles.
Emily is very familiar with the Canadian government through her roles in federal and provincial legislative bodies and her current work in public policy, government relations, and advocacy. She also has a degree in political science.
Emily writes a weekly newsletter that focuses on public policy and advocacy in the Canadian nonprofit sector in her current full time role.
Emily has experience writing blog posts on a variety of subjects related to the nonprofit sector and politics.