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Toronto
Canada

+1 647.923.7557

Canadian author Christina Crook writes about art & culture, technology & humanity, and faith & wonder for publications throughout the world. 

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KEY STRATEGIC SKILLS


  • Regular media commentator on technology and daily life
  • Published author with Korean and Japanese translations forthcoming

  • Keynote speaker: TEDx Global Women, Canadian Internet Marketing Conference, World Vision, Fireside Conf, Q Commons Ottawa
  • Expert writer with 15 years of experience writing for print (Literary Review of Canada, Utne Reader, UPPERCASE Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, Today’s Parent,) web (Huffington Post Lifestyle, Today’s Parent) and television (Context with Lorna Dueck, Global’s BCTV) 
  • Well-liked team player and self-starter 
  • Resourced and pitch-ready communications professional with diverse experience across public broadcasting and print media, charitable and small business 
  • Able to plan, organize and launch new projects with a high sense of commitment and
    consistent energy to accomplish goals

 

PUBLISHED WORK

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Author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World
2015, New Society Publishers

Featured in The New York Times, NPR, CBC’s The Current, CBC’s Spark, Psychology Today, CTV, Global TV, Englewood Review of Books, Christianity Today. Japanese and Korean translations.

 

Articles, essays and poetry appear in UPPERCASE Magazine, Utne Reader, CT Magazine, Today's Parent, Literary Review of Canada, Comment magazine, and more. 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Writer-In-Residence, Henri Nouwen Society (2017 to present)

Founder, Daily JOMO (2016 to present)

A movement to make space for more of the moments that matter most: www.dailyjomo.com

Writer/Researcher & Audience Coordinator for Context with Lorna Dueck(2012-2013)

Coordinated all live audience logistics, built and coordinated sponsorships, and pitched and produced two episodes: “Consuming Christmas” and “50 Shades of Grey” for this national weekly newsmagazine. 

Freelance Writer

Features and essays on art, culture, religion and technology have appeared in Utne Reader, Vancouver Magazine (Best of the City contributor,) UPPERCASE (Core Contributor,) Geez (Contributing Editor, AmishMash technology columnist,) Literary Review of Canada, Today's Parent, Huffington Post Lifestyle, MUSE, The Curator, CBC.ca, Faith Today, ChristianWeek, Comment Magazine, among others. 

Owner of The Word Studio (2008-2012)

Launched and grew a boutique communication firm serving a wide variety of clients both in Canada and abroad. Clients included: Bridgeway Foundation, Global Peace Initiative, Alpha Canada + Intl. Scope of projects included producing all editorial content for the Arts & Cultural Guide to British Columbia between 2004-2011; creating all editorial and technical copy for nationally rebranded website for Alpha Canada in 2012; working with international non-profit Global Peace Initiative to develop global communication and content strategy. Most recently helped launch Gather Women as Engagement Coordinator & Lead Storyteller. 

Instructor at Langara College EASE Self-Employment Program(2008-2011)

Developed and taught two seminar classes: Business Communication and Effective Media Relations. 

Public Relations Coordinator/Researcher, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation(2003-2005)

Worked in a variety of roles including: Researcher for THINK! Vancouver; Special Project Coordinator for The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos: Live in Vancouver and the China Project; Leader’s Liaison for the 2005 BC Provincial Leaders Debate; On-site promotions for BC Early Edition’s election broadcasts. 

Editorial Assistant at Vancouver Magazine (2004-2005)

Researched, fact-checked and wrote four articles for the annual “Best of Vancouver” edition. 

News Researcher at Global Television (2003-2004)

Worked alongside the BCTV News Hour team researching, writing, fact-checking, setting up interviews and pitching daily stories to the Assignment Editor. 

 

INVITED TALKS 


Canada’s Social Media and Human Flourishing Colloquium at McGill University (Montreal, September 2016)

Invited Speaker, Fireside Conf, Canada’s Invite-Only Technology, Innovation & Investor Summit (Bancroft, September 2016)

Keynote Speaker, Trinity Western University (Langley, October 2016)

Keynote, Theology Pub (Toronto, July 2016)

Media Panelist, Nexus Christian Union Conference (New Haven, April 2016)

Keynote, Canadian Internet Marketing Conference  (Squamish, April 2016)

Keynote, World Vision Canada (Mississauga, 2015)

Keynote, Q Commons (Ottawa, 2015)

Invited Speaker, TEDx Distillery Women at Munk School of Global Affairs(Toronto, 2013)

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE 


Grace Toronto Church, Connections Ministry and Children's Ministry
2012-2016

Canada Student Forums
2003-2008
Coordinated provincial and national student conferences in Vancouver and Ottawa on issues of social justice, culture and politics. Affiliated with BC and Parliamentary Prayer Breakfasts. Served as Master of Ceremonies. 

Apathy is Boring

2010 - 2011
Participated as a member of national editing team as served as lead volunteer at several outreach events 

 

Awards


Word Guild award in culture (2016;) Nominated as one of 35 under 35 Christian Leaders to Watch; Invited participant at the To Change the World Emerging Leaders Summit (2008.) 

 

EDUCATION


Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Communication, minor in Women’s Studies

2005 Burnaby, BC 

 

Langara College, Graduate of the EASE Self-Employment Program

2008 Vancouver, BC 

 

Women’s Campaign School

2005 Vancouver, BC 

 

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST