Mary Metcalfe, M.S., has extensive and wide-ranging experience in specialized writing and editing.
Since October 2008, Mary has been on contract to National Security Criminal Investigations, RCMP. In addition to editing a monthly newsletter and a weekly academic research compendium, she has produced a range of outreach materials. Mary worked with BC Hydro, the Windsor Port Authority and Hydro Québec to develop and produce training presentations for employees about recognizing and reporting suspicious incidents. She also developed the 2009-2012 launch strategy for the Suspicious Incident Reporting (SIR) system and has worked on a number of employee training materials and courses, both online and PowerPoint.
In the spring of 2008, Mary worked on contract with the RCMP to develop employee and family resources for personal emergency preparedness. Topics covered included preparedness for young children, teens, seniors and persons with disabilities or special needs and pets. Also covered was preparedness for natural disasters, earthquakes, wildfires, floods, power outages and evacuation.
From 2005 to 2008, Mary worked under a consulting contract with the Canada Post Corporation on employee and executive communications surrounding benefits policy. She designed strategies for both union and exempt personnel and researched and wrote numerous pamphlets and booklets on various benefits, including an employee resource on Naturopathic Medicine for Canada Post employees.
In the health arena, Mary worked with the Schizophrenia Society of Canada to develop a plain language consumer/family guide based on new clinical practice guidelines for schizophrenia.
A specialist in social policy issues, Mary supported numerous program areas within Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) for over 15 years. She co-authored the Report on Children’s Well-being 2006 for the Government of Canada and was the writer/editor for Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities 2005 and 2002 reports for the Government of Canada.
Mary is the founding co-ordinator of Not Just Tourists/Plus que touristes - Ottawa (www.njt-pqt.org), a volunteer-led group that collects and sends donated medical humanitarian aid to countries in need.
Mary holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Management from Syracuse University and an Honours Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University.