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Elisa Birnbaum

Publisher & Editor of SEE Change Magazine

Elisa Birnbaum is a freelance writer, communications consultant, producer & the publisher and editor-in-chief of SEE Change Magazine.

Her portfolio includes articles published in the Globe & Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, CBC.ca and Zoomer Magazine. For over eight years, she’s been covering issues in the nonprofit sector as a freelance reporter for an online site. President of Elle Communications, Elisa helps her clients tell their stories effectively and with impact. As a producer, Elisa worked on documentaries and current affairs programs at History Television, Discovery Health, TVO and the CBC. Elisa holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Concordia University and a law degree from Université de Montréal and Osgoode Hall.
The World Needs More Dreamers In

The World Needs More Dreamers In 2017

Dreamers yearn for a better world, a better life. They infuse our possibilities with colour, awe and wonderment. Dreamers believe in something bigger than ourselves, even when it's deemed impractical, unrealistic.
12/28/2016 01:19 EST
Why I Spent A Year Documenting Social Change In

Why I Spent A Year Documenting Social Change In Canada

Here's the thing: social change is not an easy process. It takes effort, stubbornness and the ability to persevere in spite of all obstacles and opposition. Once achieved, social change and any newfound rights and freedoms should never be taken for granted, yet they often are.
11/27/2015 02:39 EST
Tracing a Million Immigration Stories at Pier 21 -- Including My

Tracing a Million Immigration Stories at Pier 21 -- Including My Own

Yet, it's the luxury liner that brought them here, the beautiful Aquitania, that uniquely captures my attention. Like my family, the ship was tired, battle-weary, but she pushed ahead nonetheless, navigating her way through rough seas, a turbulent winter and plenty of unknowns to reach the final destination. As a proud Canadian and daughter, I'm terribly glad she did.
06/26/2015 12:58 EDT
Social Change Requires More Than Just a

Social Change Requires More Than Just a Retweet

Bell Let's Talk Day inspired active online engagement, attracted celebrity endorsements and the attention of media, all the while raising vital charitable dollars. But a one-day social media event is not enough to significantly move the needle away from ignorance, fear and silence. After all, what happens the next day, and the day after that? Social change requires more than a social media plan. It requires a long-term sustainable strategy. Because in our content-rich, highly distracted world, passion is sometimes overrun by profit, causes are sidestepped by things like limited overhead and the desire to stay current fuels an unyielding need to move onto the next big thing.
03/16/2015 11:34 EDT