Heather Mah

I am a communications practitioner from #Edmonton, #Alberta, #Canada #yeg

Licenses and Certifications: Public Relations Knowledge (PRK)

About Me

I am a skilled writer with strong editing and proofreading skills. I pride myself in my research and fact checking to create clear and concise content in the plain language that audiences can understand.

I hold a Bachelors of Arts degree and a Public Relations diploma. I am also a member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and Writers Guild of Alberta (WGA).

Below you will find links to my most recent articles. You are also welcome to visit my LinkedIn for a detailed account of my work and volunteer history.

Farmwork To Feed Canada (FW2FC) articles

Farmwork to Feed Canada (F2FC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit initiative to help bring together farmers, agri-food businesses, and the essential farmworkers needed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Comprised of communications professionals from across the country, F2FC uses communications skills and resources, in collaboration with key stakeholders, to help feed Canada.

This is an ongoing initiative that I am very honoured to be a part of. Below you will find my articles written for their website. 

Tips for Buying Canadian Made and Grown Food

As Canadians, we are used to having access to a wide range of products from around the world on our supermarket shelves. But as COVID-19 continues to impact our food supply, more and more Canadians are interested in buying locally-made or grown products. Buying Canadian keeps jobs in Canada and supports our economy. Many of us also want to purchase products that are made and processed here in Canada because we trust Canadian food safety standards. Below, you will find tips on how you can “buy Ca

Alberta Open Farm Days 2020 is back for another exciting year

This year marks the eighth annual Alberta Open Farm Days, a province-wide open house event bringing together the Albertan farming community and Alberta families for a weekend of sharing, learning, and experiencing the good ol’ farm life. This is a great opportunity for Albertans to experience the farm and understand where their food comes from. With minor modifications made to comply with current pandemic regulations, this year’s two-day event, happening this weekend on August 15 and 16, will de

Exploring the skills required and valuable work performed by Canada’s farmers and farm workers

When I hear the word ‘farm,’ the song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” instantly starts playing in my head and I can’t help mooing and clucking along because, hey, that was my first childhood impression of farms – a place where happy farm animals lived. During this time, with frequent news about travel restrictions and 14-day isolation periods for migrant farm workers, COVID-19 outbreaks at farms and processing plants, and other food supply challenges, it has never been clearer to me that farmers and

Opportunity for farmers, ranchers, and agriculture tourism operators to participate in Alberta Open Farm Days!

“Albertans, now more than ever, are interested in exploring and learning more about Alberta grown food and the producers who grow it,” reports Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. With this in mind, it is an ideal time for farmers, ranchers and agriculture tourism operators to open their gates and take part in the eighth annual Alberta Open Farm Days on August 15-16, 2020. Alberta Open Farm Days is a two-day, province-wide, family-friendly event that gives Canadians a chance to spend a beautiful s

Top Four Health Benefits to Working on a Farm

We all know that farming provides us with a wide variety of benefits: from the food on our tables, fabrics for the clothes on our backs, and raw materials for manufacturing, to oxygen for our environment and livelihoods for those who work in the sector. But do you know there are also numerous health benefits associated with working on a farm? Here are the top four reasons why farm work can benefit your health. • Farm work can keep you fit Instead of spending hundreds of dollars for a gym memb

Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) articles

The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a voluntary organization of men and women who practice public relations in Canada and abroad consisting of 14 Member Societies based in major cities or organized province-wide. Members work to maintain the highest standards and to share a uniquely Canadian experience in public relations and communications management.

The following are interview articles that I have written for CPRS Edmonton for their website and monthly newsletter.

RECAP: Non-profits and PR in the season of giving

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has impacted our new decade with uncertainty, leaving many non-profits to seek alternate solutions to fundraise for their programs. During the first phase of the pandemic in the summer, there were reports about charities on the brink of shutting their doors with most experiencing a 30 per cent decline in revenue according to a report in the Toronto Star. Now that we have gone nearly a full year, how have our non-profits fared? On December 3, CPRS Edmonton invited commu

RECAP: The Future of Media and Journalism

We’re building what comes next in local media webinar With the growing advancement of digital platforms, such as Google and Facebook, that offer advertisers greater audience reach, faster distribution of information and measurable results, local news organizations are experiencing a steep drop in advertising dollars. In October, CPRS Edmonton invited Taproot Edmonton co-founders, Mack Male and Karen Unland, to speak about this precise topic in The Future of Media and Journalism webinar. They s

Meet Jill Noble, APR

Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Jill Craig (née Noble) began her communications career in 2003, working for the provincial and federal level of government. She made her big decision to relocate to Alberta in 2014, where she took on the position as a senior communications consultant for The City of Red Deer. Speaking about her role in the organization, Jill shares, “I provide strategic communications support for one of our community services divisions, which offers a variety of services for

Meet Stephanie Barsby Boisvert

This month’s member profile is no stranger to the spotlight. A familiar face on CBC Edmonton, former meteorologist Stephanie Barsby Boisvert made the transition to a communications career in 2015 where she continues to use her skills to connect and build positive relationships between the mayor’s council of Stony Plain and its residents. From 2000 to 2014, Stephanie led a busy broadcast media career across Canada including at Global Winnipeg and CBC Edmonton. You may recall watching her forecas

Cecilia Bloxom on her career and being named to the CPRS College of Fellows

When I was asked to interview Cecilia Bloxom, I jumped at the opportunity. Remembering how she chaired the CPRS Evolving Expectations National Conference last year, it was obvious that Cecilia is a trailblazing communicator on a mission. And that mission led to her induction into the CPRS College of Fellows this year. To qualify for the College of Fellows, CPRS members must demonstrate outstanding leadership in the public relations profession, as well as in CPRS. So, how does it feel to be na