Hello! I’m Kelsey, a freelance writer and editor 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 and institutional investing. 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 how 2019’s spate of mergers and acquisitions have changed the Canadian mining industry to a behind-the-scenes look at a Toronto subway shutdown, to how a generation of Canadians born with heart defects have lived longer than doctors were ready for. Currently, the majority of my reporting focuses on the workplace and economic consequences of COVID-19.
Recently, I won a silver NMA-B2B award for my CIM Magazine feature exploring how the mining industry has responded to the growing demands of socially responsible investors. I was also nominated for a SABEW Canada best in business award and an NMA-B2B award for my Benefits Canada feature that looked at how institutional investors, such as Canadian pension plans, are using artificial intelligence and data science to yield alpha.
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.