Krissa has a 12 year career in social work, social science and community based research, social advocacy and group facilitation. She has strong capabilities in writing, media relations, promotions and marketing, networking, and oral presentation. Her experience includes extensive work in community engagement as a researcher, consultant, and board member for the Toronto Christian Resource Centreís Asset Mapping Research Project; and the Ontario Womenís Health Network.
She has strong group facilitation skills honed, for example, during capacity building workshops for staff from 23 national NGOs affiliated with the Canadian Health Network. She facilitated 17 successful sessions with multidisciplinary coalitions (e.g. anti- poverty, housing, child care, disability), on behalf of the Social Planning Council of Peel to build support for a collaborative effort on internet based information sharing. The resulting partnership was pivotal in netting the social planning council a substantial grant from the Trillium Foundation.
June 2007. Paola Ardiles, Mary Martin Rowe, Bonnie Pape, Hiltrud Dawson, Suzanne Schwenger and Krissa Fay. Mental Health Promotion: within the organization and beyond. The 19th World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 2005. Cava, M., Fay, K., Beanlands, H., McCay, E., & Wignall, R. (2005). Risk perception and compliance with quarantine during the SARS Outbreak. Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
Fall 2005. Cava, M., Fay, K., Beanlands, H., McCay, E., & Wignall, R. (2005). The experience of quarantine for individuals affected by SARS in Toronto. Public Health Nursing.
Sept 2005.Risk Assessment and Compliance with Quarantine during SARS, Canadian Public Health Association.
Jan 2005. Life on workfare is a revolving door, Hamilton Spectator.
Nov 2004. The Experience of Quarantine for Individuals Affected by SARS in Toronto, Ontario Public Health Association.
June 2004. Quarantine Isnít a Walk in the Park, Canadian Nurses Association.
Oct 2002. Improving Work Organization to Reduce Injury and Illness: Social Services, Stress, Violence and Workload, Institute for Work in a Global Society.
Feb 2002. Homeless in Hamilton, Hamilton Spectator.
Nov 2001. The Voluntary Sector and Volunteers: Building Our Future Together, Community Development Halton.