Coralie D’Souza

Director of Communications, Events + Community Relations

A big picture thinker, Coralie’s creativity and ‘can do’ attitude are infectious. As Director of Communications, Events and Community Relations, she is always on the lookout for ways to turn BII+E’s research into usable and informative content for anyone that wants to use it!

Coralie has nearly a decade of experience providing high-profile communications and issues management advice in various roles as a senior communications advisor, speech writer and consultant, to some of Canada’s political leaders, thought leaders and thinkers.

She is committed to public service. Prior to joining BII+E, Coralie was a Senior Communications Strategist within the Ontario government, where she welcomed newcomers and engaged Ontarians in responsible citizenship and to take voluntary action. Coralie has spent over 15 years volunteering in her community on a range of initiatives, with a focus on diversity and the advancement of women. She shares her experiences and insight as a member of the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s New Collection.

A young entrepreneur, Coralie is continuously dabbling in new projects. In 2006, she founded her first venture, Bespoke Makeup, a boutique Toronto-based bridal makeup company. In 2011, she launched DS Consulting, a communications and public relations strategy firm assisting small businesses, not-for-profits and social enterprises to better engage their stakeholders and the public.

Coralie graduated from the University of Toronto where she served on the University’s Governing Council. She is also a former Operational Vice-President for the Ontario Liberal Party and an Advisory Member of the G(irls)20 Summit Board.