Elizabeth Trew is the founder of Elizabeth Trew Communications.
Elizabeth founded Elizabeth Trew Communications after working for more than a decade in the communications field in the not-for-profit sector and government.
In her most recent full-time position, she served as the Director, Communications and Fundraising for SPRINT (Senior Peoples’ Resources in North Toronto Inc.) a community support services agency funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Elizabeth is aware that the community support sector serves as a lifeline to frail and isolated seniors, family caregivers and the disabled; keeping them at home as long as they are able. She knows of the many challenges the community support sector has in working with limited budgets to market their services to seniors, family caregivers and organizations that can refer clients and people. She knows the challenges agencies have in competing with hospitals and charities that fundraise to support research into the diseases that claim the lives of seniors. She’s been there!
Elizabeth also worked on contract at the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), writing about the work of the LHIN to integrate services for seniors and in making the oft-neglected mental health and addiction sector a priority.
Before working at SPRINT, Elizabeth served as a Special Assistant to two MPPs in the Mike Harris government; Bill Saunderson (Eglinton) and John L. Parker (York-East), now Toronto City Councillor – Ward 26. While at Queen’s Park, Elizabeth coordinated special events, prepared briefing notes, assisted with constituent concerns and correspondence and wrote constituent newsletters. Elizabeth notes that both Bill and John were champions of their local community support sector agency. So, when she went to work at SPRINT, she already knew about community support sector’s good work in helping seniors live independently in the community.
Elizabeth has a BA in Psychology, an MBA in Marketing and a post-degree Public Relations Certificate from Ryerson University.
She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) and the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC).
Her interests include politics, fitness and running. She is a volunteer writer, editor and proofreader for Edition, the Toronto Chapter of the Editors’ Association of Canada magazine.