Newest Southside Communications clients

Southside Communications now edits for the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health), and the Industry Training Authority BC. Check back soon for links to edited reports. Other new clients include the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Canada’s Digital Policy Forum.

In-depth reports for the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table

APGST ReportSouthside Communications Inc. edits substantial reports for the APGST. Examples include Developing Supervisory Skills: Strategies & Recommendations for the Asia Pacific Gateway (2012) and The Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table Summary Report on B.C. Labour Requirements (2013).

Feature writing for magazines and newspapers

Patti has written for a variety of Canadian newspapers, consumer magazines and trade magazines on a freelance basis, ranging from the Globe and Mail to Today’s Parent, the CBA National, the National PostVancouver SunOttawa Citizen, Ottawa City Interiors and Canadian Healthcare Manager. You can read a selection of stories that are available online.

CAJ awards

A feature written by Patti for National, the magazine of the Canadian Bar Association, won a 2002 CAJ Investigative Journalism Award. The story, which delved into a former Ontario government’s plans to privatize prisons, is no longer online, but you can read about it here.

And everything else…

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Speeches. Patti Ryan has written more than 60 in the past decade or so, on topics ranging from multiculturalism to public education, sustainable development and women in business. Read excerpts.

Case studies. Southside Communications Inc. works regularly on case studies of Green Municipal Funds projects for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Profiles. Southside Communications produced a series of 20 in-depth profiles of former Order of Canada recipients for the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. We have also created profiles for Bell Canada executives nominated for Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

Websites. We have created content for a variety of websites, most recently sections of the new Invest in Ontario website and the Alberta Learning Information Service Occupations and Educational Programs website.

Books. Patti wrote and edited Foundation Management in Canada in 1997, then edited new, revised editions in 1999 and 2002. She contributed a chapter to The Real Guide to Canadian Universities, and  co-authored a book about innovation in Canada, entitled The New Innovators: How Canadians Are Shaping the Knowledge-Based Economy.

Editing. We have edited everything from substantial handbooks to executive summaries, profiles, newsletters, textbooks, quarterly investment reports and other complex technical reports.