Hello! I’m Kelsey, a freelance writer, editor and researcher living in Toronto. My work has appeared in the Toronto Star, National Observer, Maisonneuve and The Logic, among others. I’m currently an associate editor at Benefits Canada, where I report on benefits, pensions, investments and human resources news and trends. Before that, I lived in Montreal and was a section editor at CIM Magazine, a mining trade publication with an audience of about 10,000. There, I managed multiple magazine departments and our online news section, developed a weekly newsletter and, in 2018, ran a year-long editorial project spotlighting the accomplishments and struggles of minority groups in mining.
I’ve written about everything from what you should know about becoming a socially responsible investor to a behind-the-scenes look at a Toronto subway shutdown, to why Doug Ford will likely lose a fight with the feds over Canada’s carbon tax. In 2018, I reported for Maisonneuve on how generations of Canadians born with heart defects have lived longer than doctors were ready for. The resulting lack of resources for those adult patients, I learned, can have terrible consequences.
In 2013 I was part of a team that published a joint Ryerson School of Journalism/Toronto Star investigation into kitchen safety and inspection disclosure in institutions that care for vulnerable citizens, which inspired two changes in Toronto Public Health’s disclosure policy and was nominated for a CAJ award.
If you’d like to work with me on a story or project, please get in touch.