About

Dominic Ali
Writer & Communications Consultant
I produce a range of materials for organizations that are making the world a better place. I’m also the author of the award-winning children’s book Media Madness: An Insider’s Guide to Media. If I can assist your organization with its communications or content needs, get in touch!

I’ve worked with these non-profit organizations:
• David Suzuki Foundation
• University of Toronto
• Ryerson City Building Institute
• Ryerson University
• Jamaicans For Justice (Kingston, Jamaica)
• WWF Canada
• Brazil Child Health/Saúde Criança Renascer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
• International Renewable Energy Agency
• Greenpeace Canada
• Canadian Environmental Law Association
• Ashoka Canada
• Society of Graphic Designers of Canada

Here’s what I do:
• Write & develop print, video, and online materials for different audiences including annual reports, press releases, backgrounders, op-eds, articles, brochures, speeches, TV programs, public service ads, web copy, and newsletters.
• Provide strategic communications guidance & support
• Develop & implement communications plans
• Pitch stories to media and arrange interviews
• Organize press conferences and media events
• Work with various stakeholders to craft communications materials
• Write & edit funding proposals, concept papers, direct mail, and case statements
• Cultivate & maintain strategic partnerships
• Write, edit, and photograph subjects for fundraising materials such as case statements, stewardship reports, donor correspondence, and direct mail solicitations.

Mad about media
Media Madness is my award-winning kids’ book that takes readers behind-the-scenes to show how TV shows, magazines, video games, and CDs are produced. The book is packed with illustrations by artist Michael Cho. (Published by Kids Can Press.)

I’ve written for these media outlets:
I’ve been a freelance journalist for many years, and have  contributed to dozens of media outlets in Canada, the U.S., and Caribbean.
• Owl magazine
• Azure magazine
• Dwell magazine
• Western Living magazine
• Skin Two magazine
• Adbusters magazine
• THIS magazine
• Geist magazine
• National Post newspaper
• Toronto Star newspaper
• Vancouver Sun newspaper
• Ottawa Citizen newspaper
• The Journal-Gazette newspaper (Fort Wayne, USA)
• Trinidad & Tobago Guardian newspaper (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad)
• McCall’s magazine (New York City, USA)
• enRoute magazine
• Vancouver magazine
• CBC Radio’s “As It Happens”
• CBC Radio’s “Definitely Not The Opera”
• CBC Radio’s “The Sunday Edition”
• WNYC Radio’s “Studio 360”

Current projects
I’m working on an 70,000-word comedic young adult novel set in the Caribbean. The Young Adult novel chronicles the misadventures of 17-year-old Andrew Mohammed, the child of Caribbean immigrants. When Andrew lands a summer job in his ancestral homeland as a reporter with the local newspaper, he arrives with two simple goals: fun and a little lovin’. To fulfill his quest he must first survive several culture shocks, adjust to his eccentric newsroom colleagues, and tame his ferocious 73-year-old Granny. Along the way he also discovers something he didn’t expect: himself.