BarnRaising Associates

Communications can be a force for good. It can raise funds or raise awareness. It can inspire people and move them to act. It can change the world. Changing the world is the vision of BarnRaising Associates. This consulting firm based in Waterloo, Ontario works with start-ups, social ventures and tech companies–like-minded organizations that share the … More BarnRaising Associates

The Canadian Organic Grower

With a growing recognition of the importance of sustainability in our food chain and the impact agriculture has on climate change, more people are looking for information and guidance on organic practices. The Canadian Organic Grower is a national magazine focused on organic production, research, marketing and more for an audience of farmers, gardeners and consumers across … More The Canadian Organic Grower

VMF ink

The goal of editing is to improve communications. At the most basic, an editor checks that writing is correct–spelling, grammar and punctuation. At a higher level, an editor ensures that writing is clear and readers will understand. Beyond that, an editor looks at the style, the imagery, themes and “feel” of a piece–the elements that … More VMF ink

Dogs enrich people’s lives. Whether it’s through training challenges that teach both dog and human, the surprising abilities that dogs possess, the unique experiences humans share with their dogs or a myriad of other special moments, dogs are a constant source of inspiration for me and a fascinating topic to write about. As a regular … More

Home–whether it’s a farm in the country, a condo in the city, a family-friendly two-storey in the suburbs–is an extremely personal, special place. The experience of finding, buying, renovating, building, decorating and maintaining our homes can be both challenging and rewarding. On, I wrote about beautiful homes, discussed trends and showcased architects, designers and … More


Community is important. The businesses we shop at, the events we attend, the charities we support, the people we know. Communications helps them all. Communications can build our sense of community and help people to connect more deeply to where they live and with each other. They learn about businesses, events, people and places that … More snapd