Lisa Mighton has worked extensively in research, communications strategy, media relations, event management and media production.
She currently works as Education and Communications Specialist with the Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute [formerly the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability], and also as an independent consultant including with the Canadian Mental Health Association BC’s Get Set & Connect program.
Lisa completed a mid-career Masters in Communication for Development [Malmo University, Sweden] with a focus on immigrant integration, and earlier, a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University. Currently, she is working on a Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization with the University of Guelph.
Past projects include a research report on PR professionals in the Vancouver for Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies, social media scan of the Lower Mainland with strategic plan about using social media for video distribution of Metro Vancouver’s ‘The Sustainable Region’, mass media coverage for LatinCouver (ExpoPlaza Latina and Carnaval del Sol) and for Bridge to a Cool Planet, and media outreach for a multicultural health promotion event with Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC. She was organizer and rapporteur for the west coast roundtable and public dialogue sessions on gender, peacekeeping and peacebuilding (the national series became a book) for United Nations Association in Canada, and produced communications materials with community-based organizations while working in Sri Lanka.
In media production her experience includes years at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and other production companies as a TV producer, radio producer and researcher on dozens of current affairs programs, documentaries and information series (production list here), with numerous other organizations as content project manager and writer, and on other convergent media projects.
Prior to media production, she worked for a number of years as a film publicist.