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Elvira Truglia

Writer, Editor, Journalist, Multimedia Producer & Communications Specialist

Extensive experience in content development,
communications and social media strategy,
multimedia and print resource production,
public engagement, training & facilitation,
and program/project staff management.

Portfolio

Current Affairs

Mcconnellfoundation
05/30/2016
World Wide Hearing and partners take on hearing loss in northern communities

When seven-year-old Mahmoud in Jordan was fitted with hearing aids for the first time, he started to giggle. "He could hear and this was really exciting," says Audra Renyi, Executive Director of World Wide Hearing Foundation International (WWH), the Canadian non-profit that provides accessible services for people with hearing loss in the developing world.

Newcanadianmedia
Religious Accommodation Still a Struggle in Quebec

On one of the final stops during its two-year, cross-country "Our Canada" workshop series, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) held an open conversation about faith and social inclusion in Montreal last month. According to Thomas Gallezot, francophone communities and outreach project officer for the organization, the CRRF aims to promote diversity and social inclusion through community dialogue.

The Huffington Post
04/11/2016
Health Care Must Do More To Address Environmental Sensitivities

Think a toxic injury that doesn't heal. If you are susceptible, exposure to small amounts of chemicals every day creates a "body burden" that impacts multiple biological systems (nervous, digestive, respiratory system, etc.). Typically, you don't detox very well, and repeated exposures can trigger the "on" switch in your brain, making you hypersensitive.

The Huffington Post
04/11/2016
Violence Against Women Is the Western World's Dirty Little Secret

Posted: There is still a lot of bad news for women since the Montreal Massacre, according to investigative journalist, feminist and filmmaker, Francine Pelletier. But there is also some good news: as a social struggle and in the media, feminism is making a comeback.

The Huffington Post
03/18/2015
Why Is Mexico on Canada's List of 'Safe Countries'?

Canadians love Mexico, especially when crystalized ice on window panes, trigger thoughts of sandy beach retreats from Canada's punishing winters. Over 1.9 million Canadians turn to Mexico as their getaway destination. In Mexico, thousands are seeking refuge from poverty and the human rights crisis, most recently brought to the fore by the disappearance of 43 students from the Ayontizapa teacher's college in Guerrero, Mexico.

Viceversaonline
02/07/2014
In the belly of the beast - Judy Rebick on Occupy This!

“The idea that we could create alternative communities as a way of resisting the existing culture is not new but doing it in the middle of big cities, in the belly of the beast is new and was a major reason for the power of Occupy.” Judy Rebick (This article was originally published in Vice Versa Online Magazine on November 6, 2012)

Huffingtonpost
04/30/2013
Can traditional Italian families survive in modern Canada?

According to the latest Statistics Canada report on household demographics, the nuclear family is no longer the norm. But are Italians, one of the country's largest ethnic groups, rethinking family composition in step with other Canadians? If so, how do these changes interplay with cultural identity?

Huffington Post
10/18/2012
A Safe Space for Malala

"I felt like they had tried to kill me, I felt like they had tried to kill every girl in the world, that they had tried to kill hope," says Saman Ahsan when she heard the news about Malala Yousufzai, a school girl shot by the Taliban in Pakistan last week.

Rabble
11/20/2010
Two-tier refugee system flawed, say critics

Nothing riles up Canadian sensitivities more than someone jumping a line. Jason Kenney knew this when he introduced Bill C-49 in response to the arrival of two boat loads of Tamils on Canadian shores in the last year.

Arts & Culture

Roverarts
05/04/2014
Becoming a writer

Becoming a Writer, May 3rd There's a tension around owning the label "writer," even among published authors such as Zoe Whittal, Alex Ohlin, Padma Viswanathan and Christopher DiRaddo, all panellists at the "Becoming a Writer" roundtable. Maybe it's because the label is elusive. In today's landscape of writing, publishing and social media, lines are blurred.

Roverarts
05/04/2014
Women and trauma

The graphic approach or "show not tell." What is the most appropriate way of writing about trauma? Elise Moser, Ann Charney and Koethi Zan reflect.

Panoramitalia
10/01/2012
Il Parto Delle Nuvole Pesanti: Riding Onda Calabra's "Cultural Revolution"

The tune, which is part of a soundtrack for Antonio Albanese's movie Qualunquemente , an ironic look at corruption in today's Calabria, received 1.5 million views in early 2011, making the song remake a hit even before the film's release. Il Parto gave Albanese permission to reinterpret their original song for the film and the remake has struck a chord.

Panoramitalia
06/22/2012
Michael Occhipinti's Sicilian Jazz Project

Occhipinti's latest CD garnered him his eighth Juno nomination in 2009 for the music he shied away from as a child. The album is somewhat a coming of age, "The Sicilian Jazz Project reflects the place where my parents ended up as much as where they started," says Toronto-based Michael Occhipinti.

Accenti Magazine
08/01/2003
Coming Home

A social justice journalist travels to Italy and rediscovers her roots.

Ideas

Girls Action Foundation
11/29/2013
Why Girls? Jobs & Money

A brochure on the barriers girls and young face related to jobs and money and what needs to be done to support their economic security.

Upstream Journal
02/01/2009
Upstream Journal

Editorial consultant of this special issue on communications and human rights.

Photography

hazel-eyes.org
2014
Photography Website
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
2016
Protesting the Charter of Values, 2013
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
2016
Day of Action, 2011

Multimedia

Culture Days
07/13/2015
What's Your Story
Girls Action Foundation YouTube Channel
03/01/2013
Girls' Programmers on Leadership - Organizational Video, Long version
Association for Progressive Communications
10/20/2014
Bishakha Datta on the Feminist Principles of the Internet
YouTube
Radio-Active Part One

This is Part One of "Radio-Active", a documentary on Ottawa's CKCU-FM, Canada's first campus-based community radio station. It was broadcast on Maclean-Hunter in 1994. Written by Peter Monet and Elvira Truglia. Directed by Peter Monet. Produced by Elvira Truglia.

Audio Production

Making Contact: National Radio Project
07/13/2017
Documenting FREDY: Eight Years After the Shooting in Montreal
Culture Days Resonance Podcast
04/23/2015
Todd Hirsch on creativity, arts and the economy
Outfront, CBC Radio
11/02/2005
Day of the Dead - Audio documentary
The Global Village, CBC Radio
06/04/2005
Bagpipes in Tunisia - radio report

Web Production & Social Media

Girlsactionfoundation
The National Day of Action across Canada

View National Day of Action 2013 / Journée nationale d'action 2013 in a larger map YUKON Whitehorse Bringing Youth Towards Equality (YK) Bringing Youth Towards Equality in Whitehorse is organizing an evening featuring female speakers. Despite the incredible diversity and history that exists within our community, the achievements and stories of women within the Yukon are not often told.

Girls Action Foundation
Resource Center | Girls Action Foundation

GIRLS ACTION FOUNDATION is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting girls and young women to overcome barriers and reach their true potential. We operate on a national scale with a local impact reaching over 60,000 girls and young women annually.

Girls Action Foundation
2013
Why Girls? An infographic series on girls' issues

Why girls? What are the issues facing girls and young women today? How are we supporting girls and young women to overcome barriers and reach their full potential? How can we support YOU to take action on these issues and inspire others to do the same?

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