Samuel Dunsiger is a Toronto-based writer, editor, storyteller, marketer and communications specialist.
He covers a range of topics including occupational health and safety, education, lifestyle, technology and more. His work has appeared in OHS Canada magazine, Canadian Immigrant magazine, Jobpostings magazine, Canadian Family magazine, York Region newspapers The Liberal and The Markham Economist and Sun, and on BetaKit, Techvibes, blogTO, TorontoJobs.com and CBC.ca.
On the marketing and communications side, he currently leads marketing efforts for Origami Software, a Toronto-based technology startup that creates CRM software for regulatory bodies and licensing boards. Previously, he served as Interim Communications Specialist for VHA Home HealthCare. He also worked remotely as a freelance consultant with Coderella Consulting, a boutique communications agency in San Francisco, where he launched and supported campaigns for clients in the technology space, including the International Computer Science Institute and various startups, and gained coverage in top-tier publications such as GigaOM and MIT Technology Review. Additionally, he volunteered and worked with other not-for-profit organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, Students Offering Support and the Children’s Aid Foundation. For the Canadian Cancer Society, he served on the organizing committee for the 2013 Relay For Life in Richmond Hill, leading communications efforts, gaining media coverage, and creating social media content as Marketing and Communications Chair.
He is passionate about social media, and the impact it can have on people’s lives and in engaging communities.
Samuel is active in both the digital media community, and the national and international stuttering communities. He serves on the organizing committee for PodCamp Toronto, Canada’s largest free gathering of digital media professionals, and is a board member of the Canadian Stuttering Association. He also serves as Communications Director in a volunteer capacity for Stutter Social, an international digital support group that uses Google+ Hangouts to connect people who stutter worldwide. Since its inception in 2011, it has gained participants from more than 20 countries, and media attention across Canada and the United States.
Samuel earned a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University, where he specialized in online journalism, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Corporate Communications at Seneca College. He completed courses in public relations writing, media relations, internal and external communications, social media, event planning, and public speaking and speech writing. He is a member of the Toronto chapters of the Professional Writers Association of Canada and the International Association of Business Communicators.
The thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog do not reflect those of the publications that he writes for.