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Kadon Douglas

Kadon Douglas

Digital Media Manager

Real to Reel Productions Inc

Digital Media Manager at Real to Reel Productions Inc

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Real to Reel Productions Inc

Digital Media Manager

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Camerhogne Creative Consulting

Founder/CEO

Camerhogne Creative Consulting provides project management and public relations services for non-profits, and small to medium-sized businesses engaged in the arts and youth development.

Past clients: Jus 4 Promotions, Heritage Theatre Company Inc., Spice Youth Toronto

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Youth Social Infrastructure

Core Team Member

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Real to Reel Productions Inc

Social Media Intern

Real to Reel Productions is a dynamic small independent production company known for its high quality, engaging and entertaining documentaries and factual series.

During this summer internship I am responsible for developing social media marketing strategies for three documentary film projects. Tasks also include: content curation and creation, audience engagement, Wordpress site development and management, and crowdfunding campaign development.

* This internship opportunity is part of the Hot Docs (www.hotdocs.ca) Doc Accelerator Youth Experience Opportunities program.

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Hot Docs

Doc Accelerator Program Participant 2013

Doc Accelerator is an innovative program designed to help 50 aspiring documentary filmmakers, ages 18 to 30, take their careers to the next level, et exclusive access to Hot Docs and take part in a powerful workshop series from some of the industry’s best and brightest.

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Council of Caribbean Associations - Canada

Youth Chair

Playwrights Guild of Canada

Community Outreach Coordinator

Playwrights Guild of Canada is a national arts service organization serving over 500 emerging and professional Canadian playwrights. www.playwrightsguild.ca

HIGHLIGHTS

Developed key alliances with individuals, agencies and arts organizations, including the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, Diaspora Dialogues, Arts Education Consultants and the City of Toronto

Coordinated a one-day playwriting workshop for youth aged 13 – 16, facilitated by a professional playwright

Represented PGC at conferences and workshops across Ontario, such as, the Emergence Symposium (Neighbourhood Arts Network), FOOT 2012 (University of Toronto)

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Spice Youth Toronto Community Initiative

Vice-President/Community Liaison

Founding Director of a community non-profit organization that is dedicated to the professional and social development of youth of Caribbean heritage in the Greater Toronto Area.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Spearheaded outreach initiatives that led to strategic partnerships with youth-serving agencies and community organizations in the Greater Toronto Area, Montreal, New York and Grenada

Managed external communication (newsletters, blog and social media) and media relations (secured media appearances with radio stations and online Caribbean news magazines)

Developed professional and social development workshops on topics such as sexual health, immigration, financial management, networking and workforce preparedness

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Playwrights Guild of Canada

Communications Coordinator

Playwrights Guild of Canada is a national arts service organization serving over 5oo professional and emerging Canadian playwrights. www.playwrightsguild.ca

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Composed and edited online articles, e-newsletters, press releases, annual and quarterly reports, and other marketing communications tools to optimize member and public engagement in the organization’s operations

Established and re-established relationships with key theatre, education and arts service organizations in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

Spearheaded numerous marketing campaigns geared at member and community engagement, and promotion of programs and services. Resulting in a 60% increase in script sales, 30% increase in membership and a larger social media presence (over 500 fans on Facebook and close to 1000 Twitter followers)

Developed an arts-in-education campaign, called Scripted for Schools that included an advocacy video and a professional development series for playwrights interested in facilitating dramatic writing workshops in Ontario schools.

Collaborated with local libraries across Canada to coordinate a playwrights reading series as part of Culture Days 2011

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Grenada Association Toronto

Special Events Coordinator, Gala Committee 2011

Coordinate cultural presentations; Design media presentations; Venue and stage management; event host/MC

Newcomer Orientation Week

Professional Program Facilitator

Newcomer Orientation Week is an initiative of Settlement Workers in Schools that provides peer-led orientation to newly immigrated youth in Ontario high schools.

Delivered training program to a group of 30-40 youth (aged 15-18) that involved a series of activities that explored topics on understanding group dynamics, anti-racism, cultural sensitivity, anti-discrimination, and immigration and newcomer issues.

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Black Youth Coalition

Outreach and Administrative Assistant

Established networks with individuals, youth groups and organisations that work with at-risk youth and marginalised individuals in Toronto

Provided administrative support: email correspondence, preparation of the conference room, database management; and developed marketing communication materials

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Maple Trust Company/Scotiabank

Mortgage Clerk

Sears Co. Ltd

Customer Service Representative

Ministry of Education

Secondary School Teacher

Subjects: French, Social Studies and English Language
• Prepared innovative and student-centred lesson plans that encouraged and motivated students’ desire for learning
• Provided counselling and guidance for students through open discussion and motivational talks
• Co-developed remedial reading and English (grammar) program for students at the lower secondary level
• Planned and implemented fundraising and social events at the school.
• Protocol Director for all school events; administered training to staff and members of the Girl Guides Association

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University of Toronto

Honours Bachelors Degree, Equity Studies and Social/Cultural Anthropology

Alliance Francaise

Certificat d'Etudes de Francaise (CEFP 2), French Language and Literature

T.A. Marryshow Community College

Associate's degree, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

St. Andrew's Anglican Secondary School

Secondary School Diploma, CXC O'Levels