Farmwork to Feed Canada

Farmwork to Feed Canada (F2FC) is a volunteer effort by Canadian communications, public relations and marketing professionals, and recent graduates in communications and public relations. We are committed to national service through collaboration with Canadian farmers and the agri-business sector to address COVID-19 pandemic-related challenges to Canada’s food supply. As skilled and experienced skilled communicators, we offer farmers, farm groups, and the food industry expert communications support and a network and forum for the exchange of information and ideas to engage and inform Canadians on key issues from food to plate to farm labour.

We have three objectives:

1. Grow a national network of communications volunteers who collaborate with the agriculture, agri-business sector and government.

2. Foster greater public awareness, understanding, and support for agriculture and agribusiness through interactive channels that provide a forum to inform and engage and educate Canadians on COVID-19 pandemic-related issues.

3. Support stakeholder efforts to increase the numbers of essential, skilled workers on farms and agri-food businesses.

Farmwork to Feed Canada Team

Leadership Team

Mark Gregory, Founder
Managing Partner, Locomotion Communications and Public Relations Ltd.

David Rowney APR, FCPRS
Director, Internal Communications, Pillar To Post

Joel Levesque APR, FCPRS
Joel Levesque Public Affairs Counsel

Sandy Manners, APR, FCPRS
Sandy Manners Communications

Adaobi Ifeanyi
Communications and HR Specialist

Ainslie Hogarth
Communications Specialist

Amra Durakovic
AD Consulting

Bonni Pierce
Senior Communications Advisor

Craig Thompson
President, The Tangerine Group

Jennifer J. Reynolds, MSc., PMP, CSM
Communications and Customer Experience Professional

Kate Ayers
Print and Online News | Better Farming | Better Pork

Kathy Kaufield
Founder Kaufield Communications

Leena Rahman
New Grad: MBA, McMaster DeGroote School of Business
Strategic Planning Specialist

Marlene Huntley
Executive Director, Horticulture Nova Scotia

Michelle James
Business Manager, Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan

Strategic Advisors

Andrea Collins, APR, FCPRS
President, ROI Communications

Bruce Stock, CD, BA, APR, FCPRS
President, The Great Communications Secret

Charlene Gaudet, APR FCPRS

Mark Lavigne, MA, APR, FCPRS
Hunter-Lavigne Strategic Communications

Rick Mauro, APR, FCPRS
Managing Partner, Roderick and Company, Marketing and Public Relations

Claire Ryan, APR, MCM
Director of Public Relations, Cooke Inc.

Crystal Wood, APR
Senior Communications Officer, University of Alberta

Daniel Torchia, APR
Managing Director, Partner, Torchia Communications

Dustin Manley, APR
Customer Experience, Toronto Transit Commission

John Kageorge, APR
Communications Strategist, Vital Communications

Martin Waxman, MCM, APR
Martin Waxman Communications

Fred Sherman
CEO, Hill Solutions Public Affairs and Government Relations

Judy Boswell
President, Muse Marketing Group

Deepak Nair
Student: Certificate in Digital Arts Production, Ryerson University
MBA, Mahatma Gandhi University, India and Postgrad Diploma in Advertising & PR, Mumbai

Volunteer Recruitment and Support Team

Adaobi Ifeanyi
Communications and HR Specialist

Ainslie Hogarth
HR Management and Communications Specialist

Ariel Wood
Human Resources Specialist

Chandni Kumari
Recruitment and Selection Specialist

Emily Sharma
New Grad, Communications Studies, Wilfred University

Jennifer J. Reynolds, MSc., PMP, CSM
Communications and Customer Experience Professional

Jessica Berry
Human Resource Specialist

Nastazja Palonka, CHRP
HR Specialist

Priyanka Kale
Intake Specialist

Renée Hudon
Communications Analyst
Grad: PR Diploma, Le Collège La Cité, BA social media, Saint-Paul University

Sandy Manners, APR, FCPRS
Communications Strategist

Shannon Clark
Communications strategist, writer, project lead

Tanya Parmer
Human Resources Specialist

Digital Team

Aditya Vyas
Digital Marketing and Optimization Specialist

Adrian Merila
Professional Translator

Amy Sarkany
Student, Bachelor of Public Relations, Humber College

Andrea Wong
Multimedia Storyteller

Beate Pradel
Digital Marketing Manager

Bernice Balano
Designer, Architecture Student, University of Waterloo

Brandon Cordick
Grad, Marketing Management, Fanshawe College

David Esuabanga
Grad: Applied Media and Communication Arts-Nova Scotia Community College

Deanna Dament
Digital Media Specialist

Dexter Coffey
Student Intern: Advertising and Marketing Communications Program, Humber College

Eduardo Schlichting
Graphic Designer
Student: Interactive Media Design, Fanshawe College

Eliot Evans
Journalist and student, Certificate in Integrated Digital MediaProgram, University of Calgary

Francis Keaton
Student Intern: Public Relations, Three-year Advanced Diploma Program, Cambrian College

Hanlon Wu
Graphic Design Specialist

Janie Pépin
Digital Communication Specialist

Jeff Young
Videography/Photography Storyteller

Kara Bembridge
Digital Marketing Specialist

Karina Kuriacha
Graphic Designer, Advertising and Graphic Design student, Humber College

Kate Ayers
Print and Online News Reporter | Better Farming | Better Pork

Kimberley Spevack
Junior WordPress Assistant

Krestan Kühnen
Krestan Kühnen Graphic Design

Letty Wong
New Grad: Post Grad Certificate, Strategic Public Relations, University of Toronto

Liesje Rolia
Designer and Creative Professional

Madhu Pinto
New grad: Graphic Design and Visual Communication Skills Certificate
Continuing Studies, OCAD University

Mahak Dutta
Grad, Public Relations and Advanced Communications Fanshawe College, and Post Grad in Print Journalism

Mariel Dela Cruz
Student: Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia

Mark Martin

Michelle James
Business Manager of the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan

Neha Saini
Visual Designer | Art Director | Illustrator

Nupur Abrol
Digital Marketing Specialist, Post-grad Certificate Program, Advertising Media Management, Humber College

Rishav Kayastha
Grad: BA Communications, Simon Fraser University

Sarita Chutke
Web Programmer and Developer

Simi Grewal
Social Media Specialist

Steve Cahill
Agency Account Manager, New Grad, Niagara College PR Program

Vivian Chou
Student: B.C.A. Bachelor of Creative Advertising, Humber College

Yuliana Boyer
Freelance Translator

Storytelling Team

Alexis McEwen
Senior Communications Manager

Amanda Edward
New grad: Diploma, Integrated Marketing Communications and Digital Marketing, Bow Valley College

Amilia Bowes
Digital Communications Coordinator

Amra Durakovic
Communications strategist and writer

Andrew Sharp
Marketing Specialist

Ashlynn Chand
New Grad; BA English and Psychology, University of Alberta

Aubrey Higgins
Student: Public Relations Graduate Certificate, Mohawk College

Brigid Savage
New Grad, Ryerson University, MA in Communication and Culture

Bryn Sutherland
Student: Mohawk College Post-grad Public Relations Program

Carla Marshall APR, CFEE
Senior Editor

Cassandra Sera
Marketing & PR Consultant

Crystal Wood, APR
Senior Communications Officer, University of Alberta

Diana Lo
Senior Graphic Designer
Ontario College of Art and Design Graphic Design and Visual Communications Certificate
Post Grad Corporate Communications Certificate, Centennial College

Duy-Anh Nguyen
Grad Advanced Diploma, Business Administration, Marketing, Centennial College

Elaine Mitropoulos
Communications Specialist, St. Joesph’s Healthcare

Elizabeth Parker
Public Relations Coordinator

Emmanuel Uweru Okoh
Communications Strategist & Writer

Emily Sharma
New Grad, Communications Studies, Wilfred University

Erin Forbes
New Grad, University of Windsor, Master of Arts, Communications; BA Hons., Communication, Media, and Film

Haley Dewar
Student Mohawk College: Advertising and Marketing Management, Grad, Seneca Broadcast Journalism

Hannah Luker
New grad: Honours BA Media Studies, Western University

Heather Angus Lee
Healthcare Communications Specialist; SEO Writer; Book Editor; Content Marketing Strategist

Heather Mah
PR Student, MacEwan University

Irene Mycak
Editor and Communications Specialist

John Currie

Jillian Cook
Advertising and Marketing Communications, Humber College

Joel Levesque APR, FCPRS
Joel Levesque Public Affairs Counsel

Kabir Shergill
Media Relations & PR Specialist
Post-Graduate Certificate Program, Humber College

Kate Ayers
Print and Online News | Better Farming | Better Pork

Keaton Francis
PR Student, Cambrian College

Kelsey Konjolka
New grad: Certificate in Public Relations, and BA (English), University of Regina

Kim Mercado
SEM Specialist

Lenny Laquindanum
PR Student, Humber College

Lindsay KS White
Post Secondary School English Teacher

Lori Last
Last Word Communications

Marley Burnes
New Grad: Post-grad Certificate in Public Relations, Seneca College

Michael Cordeiro
Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist

Michelle deNijs
Communications Specialist and new grad, BA, International Development; Minor in Agriculture, University of Guelph

Mariam Alawi
Grad, Bachelor of PR, Humber College

Nicolas Allard
Communications Strategist and Writer
B.A., Communication & Media Studies, Carleton University

Quentin Cruentin
Web marketing & SEO Specialist, TypeOne Marketing
Grad MA Digital Marketing Rennes University, France

Raeanne Pettifer
PR Student, MacEwan University

Renée Hudon
Communications Analyst
Grad: Saint-Paul University, BA minor, social media and PR Diploma, Le Collège La Cité

Sam Edwards
Advertising and Marketing Communications, Humber College

Sandy Manners APR, FCPRS
Sandy Manners Communications

Tammy Brent
Agricultural Communications

Vivian Baguma
Administrative Specialist

Zachary Resnick
Food Blogger and Chef

Partnerships Team

David Rowney, APR FCPRS
Director, Internal Communications, Pillar To Post

Joel Levesque APR, FCPRS
Joel Levesque Public Affairs Counsel

Mark Gregory
Managing Director, Locomotion PR, Founder F2FC