Stacy O’Rourke

Director, Communications


  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and leadership of the organization’s corporate communications strategy including media relations, social media, and internal communications
  • Oversees indigenous consultation and stakeholder engagement

Biographical Snapshot:

  • 20 years of experience providing senior communication counsel and strategic advice.  Expertise in strategic communication planning (internal and external), issues and reputation management, emergency and crisis communication, stakeholder engagement, indigenous consultation, government relations, and media relations. 

Education, Affiliations, and Accolades:

  • Mini-Masters of Business Administration, McGill University
  • Post-Diploma Certificate, Corporate Communications Program, Seneca College
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, Minor in English, St. FX University
  • 21 Inc.’s Leaders Program
  • Executive Strategy Program, Queen’s School of Business
  • Managed Change, LaMarsh and Associates
  • Member of the Heart & Stroke Women’s Heart and Brain Council
  • Member of the Halifax Partnership Connector Program
  • IAP2 International Association of Public Participation – Planning and Techniques
  • Incident Command System 100
  • Executive Certificate in Leadership, Dalhousie University
  • Professional Facilitator Program, ICA Associates

More About Me:

  • Proud Cape Bretoner and yoga enthusiast
  • Supporter of arts and culture in Halifax