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.

Adaobi Ifeanyi
Communications and HR Specialist

Ainslie Hogarth
Communications Specialist

Amra Durakovic
AD Consulting

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

Joel Levesque APR, FCPRS
Joel Levesque Public Affairs Counsel

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

Marlene Huntley
Executive Director, Horticulture Nova Scotia

Michelle James
Business Manager, Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan

Sandy Manners, APR, FCPRS
Sandy Manners Communications

Strategic Advisors

Andrea Collins, APR, FCPRS
President, ROI Communications

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

Charlene Gaudet, APR FCPRS

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

Daniel Torchia, APR
Managing Director, Partner, Torchia Communications

Dustin Manley, APR
Customer Experience, Toronto Transit Commission

Fred Sherman
CEO, Hill Solutions Public Affairs and Government Relations

John Kageorge, APR
Communications Strategist, Vital Communications

Judy Boswell
President, Muse Marketing Group

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

Martin Waxman, MCM, APR
Martin Waxman Communications

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

Volunteer Recruitment and Support Team

Adaobi Ifeanyi
Communications and HR Specialist

Ainslie Hogarth
HR Management and Communications Specialist

Emily Sharma
New Grad, Communications Studies, Wilfred University

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

Digital Team

Adrian Merila
Professional Translator

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

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

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

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

Hanlon Wu
Graphic Design Specialist

Jenna Buchwitz
New Grad, Ryerson University BA Design

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

Krestan Kühnen
Krestan Kühnen Graphic Design

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

Mandy Jakic
Student, Post-Grad Public Relations Certificate Program, Mohawk College

Marie Claude Leblanc
Writer/Editor, Royal Military College Saint-Jean
Professional Translator

Mark Martin

Michelle James
Business Manager of the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan

Nika Salazar-Johnson
Student intern, Mohawk college Advertising and Marketing

Pateel Bedoyan
Content Marketer
New grad: Digital Marketing Certificate, York University

Rishav Kayastha
Grad: BA Communications, Simon Fraser University

Simi Grewal
Social Media Specialist

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

Sylvia Black
Registered Dietitian and Digital Communications Specialist

Vince Guglielmi
Grad, Bachelor of PR Program Centennial College

Storytelling Team

Alexis McEwen
Senior Communications Manager

Amra Durakovic
Communications strategist and writer

Andrew Sharp
Marketing Specialist

Bill Jethro Bagunu
Naval Veteran and Grad. Cert. Student, Seneca College: Public Relations

Brandon Cordick
Grad, Marketing Management, Fanshawe College

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

Carla Marshall APR, CFEE
Senior Editor

Crystal Wood, APR
Senior Communications Officer, University of Alberta

Drew Ursel
Grad Sheridan College, Public Relations and Corporate Communications

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

Elaine Mitropoulos
Communications Specialist, St. Joesph’s Healthcare

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

Heather Mah
PR Student, MacEwan University

Irene Mycak
Editor and Communications Specialist

Joel Levesque APR, FCPRS
Joel Levesque Public Affairs Counsel

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

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

Kim Mercado
SEM Specialist

Lindsay KS White
Post Secondary School English Teacher

Lori Last
Last Word Communications

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

Miriam Alawi
Grad, Bachelor of PR, Humber 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

Sandy Manners APR, FCPRS
Sandy Manners Communications

Vivian Baguma
Administrative Specialist

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