Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Kyla moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue a degree in Communications and experience big city living. Soon after graduating and armed with an additional certificate in event management, she found her first role in the non-profit health care sector. As a special events team member, Kyla helped plan and execute fundraising events – and felt right at home. While putting on fundraising events was incredibly fun and rewarding, Kyla missed what she loved most – storytelling and digital communications. Thus, started an adventure to find the perfect place to make a difference and do what she loved. And that’s when she found SHN Foundation.
Kyla is responsible for telling the stories you read about our incredible donors, patients, staff and volunteers in our monthly e-newsletter and digital channels. She also creates fundraising proposals, letters, speaking remarks, and really anything to do with words. Kyla is also passionate about digital marketing and analytics and recently obtained a graduate certificate in Advanced Marketing from the University of Toronto.
In her spare time, Kyla enjoys reading (surprise, surprise), taking classes, travelling wherever she can, or watching basketball, baseball and football (Canadian football, of course. Go Riders!). With experience in both the non-profit and corporate worlds, Kyla can confidently say she is exactly where she belongs – fundraising and making a difference in the Scarborough community.