Curriculum Vitae

Barbara Anello - passport mug shotCurriculum Vitae

P.O. Box 1138
North Bay, ON 
P1B 8K4


Available for Consultation - Community Developer, Internet Marketing Strategist, Communication Specialist, Website Developer, Virtual Community Builder, Business Management Consultant









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I enjoy maintaining a dual role of manager and creative producer.  I am capable of providing substantive and effective Communications programs in several ways:

  • conceptualize a core of ideas for policy, for objectives, or for simply getting the essential across;
  • to present those core ideas in ways that foster consensus, decision-making and action;
  • to create strategies to realize the vision;
  • to design innovative programs or projects to implement the strategies;
  • to establish priorities and work plans;
  • to visualize, write and produce effective media materials;
  • to facilitate staff to use their best capabilities;
  • to manage activities and budgets.

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bullet Well-developed communication, organizational, interpersonal, presentation, research, writing, marketing, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills;
bullet Advanced computer knowledge of web design, graphic design, word processing, database, communications, spreadsheet, presentation, and desktop publishing software applications;
bullet Extensive experience in the Internet community as a communications and marketing professional, superior level of understanding of WWW technology, and ability to work a web-based environment;
bullet Ability to establish and maintain relationships with opinion leaders and critical members of private, public and/or not-for-profit sectors;
bullet Extensive knowledge of and experience with Small-to-Medium-Sized Enterprises, Grassroots Organizations, and Non-Government Organizations;
bullet Advanced knowledge of and experience working with cross-disability organizations, Accessibility issues; Expertise in Accessible Web Design.

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DAWN Canada, December 2003 - July 2004
Expanding our Horizons Project - Phase 4
Technology Broker

DAWN Canada, March - December 2002
Expanding our Horizons Project - Phase 3
Technology Broker

DAWN Canada, July 2001- March 2002
DAWNing Opportunities: Transition to Self-Employment Project

National Project Coordinator
(Self-employment initiative for Women with disAbilities delivered across Canada by regional brokers)

DAWN Canada
, June - December 1999
Portfolio Development Program
Ontario Provincial Trainer

City of North Bay, Business Adjustment Service, Economic Development Subcommittee, 1997-1998
Internet Marketing & H.R. Consultant

  • 1997: Provided analysis of an Internet Marketing Initiative Phase 2,
  • 1998: Researched and developed a comprehensive Employment Resources Directory,
  • 1998: Provided analysis of an Internet Marketing Initiative Phase 4

Nipissing Board of Education, & the City Of North Bay 1997
Developed a comprehensive Community Services Directory published in 1998

Ontario Brain Injury Association, St. Catharines, ON, 1994
Community Development Officer, Northern Ontario

Canadore College, North Bay, ON -- 1991 - 1992
Sessional Instructor, English as a Second Language

Mirtone Industries International Inc, Toronto, ON, 1987 to 1989
National Sales & Marketing Manager

  • Active member of policy-making corporate management team.
  • Managed company's strategic position to effectively penetrate the multimillion-dollar corporate/organizational Life Safety Systems market;
  • Increased corporate visibility in the Industry through developing corporate image, producing new and comprehensive sales materials, and strengthening public relations and advertising efforts in trade magazines;
  • Identified new market segments and reached these segments with successful direct-mail campaigns.

Mirtone Industries Inc, Toronto, ON, 1985 to 1987
Product Development Manager

  • Supervised market research, market segmentation analysis, and product management;
  • Designed and assisted in the composition of a Prospectus for use in attracting potential investors in the Company.

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Present Involvement

Past Involvement


  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in Ontario,
    Ministry of Citizenship, Ontario Honours and Awards Section,
    September 2004

  • National Human Rights Award,
    for Contribution to the Disability Rights Movement in Canada,
    Council of Canadians with Disabilities,
    June 2003

  • Leadership Inclusion Award,
    DAWN Ontario: DisAbled Women's Network Ontario,
    September 2001

  • Ontario Medal For Good Citizenship,
    Ministry of Citizenship, Ontario Honours and Awards Section,
    June 1995

  • Outstanding Achievement Award,
    Mirtone Industries Inc,
    May 1988

  • Sam Sorbara Scholarship,
    University of Toronto, 1977-1978

  • T.M. Hall Memorial Scholarship,
    University of Toronto, , 1977-1978



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