Communications Professional – Your message. Clearly. 

“Vin was a terrific part of the team at North Strategic. His presence was felt from his first day at the office, fitting in seamlessly with the team while eagerly taking on key roles across different accounts. His high level of commitment to both the creative and logistical elements of campaigns for clients such as Canadian Tire, Diageo and Nike helped to make those brands stand out against all others. Whether writing a product pitch or an article, coordinating a live segment or organizing an interactive media event, Vin’s calm and organized approached helped us reach targeted audiences with the right message. A resource to his team, agency and clients, Vin always demonstrates what can be accomplished with a great attitude, hard work and well-developed skills.”

Mia Pearson, Co-Founder, North Strategic

 

“Vin worked with the Canada Post Media Relations team in 2012 on an Internship as part of his MPC studies with Ryerson University. I was impressed with the winning combination of skills, focus, attitude, flexibility and good humour he brought to every challenge. Vin adapted to our team dynamics very quickly and adopted a goal-oriented approach that paid off with a number of positive media successes. It was a pleasure to be Vin’s mentor through his internship with Canada Post and I’m pleased to recommend him highly as a communication professional with loads of promise.”

Eugene KnapikManager, Media Relations, Canada Post

 

“Vin is a creative thinker and a natural ambassador. His ability to communicate a message – whether through public speaking, writing, or strategic planning – helped the CCFC generate a great deal of momentum. Vin’s central role in creating the Powered By Community campaign contributed to a much broader, more nationally focused, fundraising approach.”

Dr. Kevin Glasgow, CEO, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada

 

“I worked with Mr. Heney on the creation of the GO Electric Music festival in the fall of 2010. When I say worked with, I should qualify that by saying he kept me apprised of his activities. He did most of the work. He organized, arranged, and coordinated the venue, musicians, food, toilets, volunteers, promotion and a myriad of other details for what turned out to be a successful event. He spent countless hours putting it together, and coordinated with the Clean Train Coalition as the event planning progressed. It was truly a joy to leave such a big project in such capable hands.”

Mike Sullivan, MP, York South-Weston; former Co-Chair, Clean Train Coalition 

 

“Vin is an amazing organizer and talented communicator who made our ‘GO Electric’ music festival a success! He brought it to life with passion from the beginning concept to the wrap up, and ensure our Clean Train message got delivered widely through the community. If you need someone great to work with on event management and promotion, I highly recommend Vin Heney.”

Rick CiccarelliChair, Clean Train Coalition

 

“With whatever program or initiative Vin takes on, three things tend to happen: he aims high and thinks big, he surrounds himself with the right players, and he excels at defining and communicating the message.”

-Peter Frampton, Executive Director, Learning Enrichment Foundation

 

“Vin is an outstanding communications professional and presenter. He has superb communication and presentation skills (facilitation, public speaking, etc.), which he adapts to fit the audience so he can communicate ideas clearly. His knowledge of current communication practices also informs his writing (as found in the Writing Handbook he produced for our Network). Working with Vin is always a pleasure.”

Silvana Valentone, Coordinator, Community Integration Network

 

“I found Vin to be an exceptional student, adept with words and turns of phrases, and well qualified to take on any copywriting/communications task. He’s also a very nice guy.”

Leslie C. Smith, Instructor, School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto

 

“Vin was my student, and later my teaching assistant. Self-motivated and disciplined, he had an unerring ability to communicate complex ideas to students in a fresh and accessible way that encouraged and enabled them to engage with their world in order to make it a better place. These qualities made him a sought-after tutorial leader.”

Professor A Haroon Akram-LodhiChair, Department of International Development Studies, Trent University