Corinne Rusch Drutz
Director of Digital & Donor Communications, Baycrest Foundation
Corinne Rusch-Drutz is the Director of Digital & Donor Communications at Baycrest Foundation where she is responsible for integrated digital and offline communications strategies to engage and elicit support from stakeholders including websites, social media, outbound marketing, branding and community relations. She holds a PhD in drama, women’s studies, public policy, and communications at University of Toronto, an MA in women’s studies from York University and a BFA in theatre from York University. Corinne is the former Director of Communications & Membership Development at YWCA Canada where she developed the YWCA Safety Siren app, a unique utility siren for iPhone, iPod Touch, Android or BlackBerry that can be activated when the user is in an unsafe situation and geo-locates over 300 Canadian health and wellness resources by proximity. The app is the winner of the Avon Global Communications Award for Speaking Out About Violence Against Women amongst others. Corinne sits on the board of directors for Act to End Violence Against Women.