Victoria Rivers

Victoria Rivers



Interpersonal Skills

- Communicated effectively as part of a group or one-on-one. For example, worked in groups to develop decor design for large MediChair conference in Oakville. Had to work cohesively as a team to acheive the desired look our client wanted. While working in groups, dealt with members one-on-one as part of my responsibility as spokesperson.   - Promoted new Rogers Communication products by working efficiently in a fast paced team environment.


- Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign which helped to develop Direct Mail Campaign for charity in Oakville area. Developed a Letter, Fact Sheet, Donation Card and Envelope.   - Developed Juniper Group Public Relations website on Dreamweaver program.

Problem Solving

- Able to analyze/assess solutions, options, methods, procedures and people during the communication consulting process. - Proven capability in thinking critically about information, ideas, situations and problem. I am able to research and address what I feel is the ideal route a company should take when dealing with their communication issues. It is important that I am able to think critically to help develop new ideas that have not been considered previously.  - Resourceful in gathering material, information and ideas. For example, worked on numerous Communication Plans during Corporate Communication course which provided new ideas and strategies to companies to help address their communication needs.

Communication Skills

- Effective listener and communicator who has the proven experience of communicating information verbally and in writing. For example, received High Honours in Corporate Communication based on my high performance rating in development of communication plans, fund raising grants and media relations for companies in the Greater Toronto Area.   - Developed an external newsletter plan for new Federal Government Agency to help strengthen stakeholder relations in southern Ontario. - Drafted numerous news releases, media advisories, speeches for the City of Mississauga and numerous organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. Speech writing included contributions to speeches given by the Mayor of Mississauga and council members. - Demonstrated the ability to create clear messages while consulting with clients in the development of  communications plans For example, worked with Private Suites to develop a Strategic Communication Plan to help focus their online social media to help garner more clients to use their product.  

Work History

Work History

Communication Consultant (Volunteer)

Private Suites

- Developed and analyzed a survey to pinpoint companies communication problems and needs;

- Drafted a communication plan through research developed in survey and interviews conducted.

Apr 2011 - Present

Communications Assistant

Public Health Agency of Canada

- Responsible for keeping track of accounting/budget of Ontario Nunavut region communications team;

- Managed public inquiry phone line by researching questions and concerns and contacting within a 24 hour timeframe;

- Coordinated and managed communication team meetings, trips and special events.

Oct 2010 - Apr 2011

Communications Assistant

Federal Development Agency of Southern Ontatrio (Industry Canada)

- Developed and implemented newsletters, stakeholder lists, event plans, and visibility guidelines;

- Developed and organized communication files, team calendars and budgets

- Edited brochures, one-pagers and communication plans;

- Executed event set up and photo ops for MP speech events and stakeholder open houses; and

- Collected and summarized weekly web trend reports from FedDev Ontario website.

Mar 2010 - Jun 2010

Communication Consultant (Volunteer)

ConnectUs Canada

- Developed and executed a survey focused on obtaining information from local businesses in Oakville area on sponsorship opportunities for the Kerr Street Business Investment Association;

- Formulated a communication plan to take advantage of information gained from the survey to help arrange a media kit.

Apr 2010 - May 2010

Public Affairs Intern

City of Mississauga

- Drafted news releases, media advisories, speeches for various events;

- Provided assistance to co-workers on vacation in the public relations department; and

- Assisted colleagues at variety of public relations events including Civic Recognition Awards, Garry W. Morden Groundbreaking Ceremony, Marc Diab Park Plaque Unveiling and much more.


Jun 2010

Graduate Certificate (High Honours)

Sheridan College School of Animation, Art and Design

Courses included:

- Internal Communications

- Media Relations

- Writing for Public Relations

- Image and Reputation

- Philanthropy

- Technology and Design

Jun 2009

Bachelor of Arts

Wilfrid Laurier University


Seeking a position as a communication specialist where I can leverage my skills in the development of effective communication strategies and the creation of interesting communication messages based on my understanding of marketing and public relations trends.   Wish to be an integral member of a communication organization where my contributions will be appreciated and recognized.


Physical Fitness

oPilates, Yoga, Snowboarding, Kayaking, Running, Weight Training


oCanada, Europe, United States, Caribbean


oPolitics, Cooking, Painting, Interior Design, History, Fashion, Music