Announcing Lori Harrop

The Information Without Borders Conference committee is excited to announce that Lori Harrop, Senior Communications Consultant, will be speaking at the 2017 conference.


Lori Harrop is a communications strategist with more than thirty years of experience working at the senior levels of the public, private and non-profit sectors.

An honours journalism graduate, Lori’s career has spanned a wide range of federal government departments and agencies, nine in all, that have included Health Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Justice Canada, Canadian International Development Agency, Agriculture and Agri-food Canada and Natural Resources Canada.

Lori has worked for two Ottawa-based non-profit groups – Broadcasting for International Understanding and the Canadian Council on Social Development – in the role of Vice-President, Public Relations.  She has also worked as a producer for Radio-Canada/CBC in Washington, D.C., and as Vice-President, Communications and Environmental Reputation for the Forest Products Association of Canada.

Lori’s most recent position was with Dalhousie University’s School of Public Administration where she served as the Public Servant in Residence for two years (May 2014- 2016) designing and co-teaching a new graduate course in Risk, Media and Communications in Government; publishing a research paper entitled “Under the Microscope: Government’s Use of Social Media in Communicating Science”, and working as a professional development coach and instructor.  Lori continues to work on contract for Dalhousie as a coach, teacher and communications advisor.

A native and current resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Lori has keenly embraced new adventures throughout her career which have seen her take on challenging job opportunities in cities across Canada including Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Fredericton, and Halifax.